Clear as glass. Or not.

Trapped in glass. Air bubbles inside a blown glass paperweight. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Trapped in glass. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed.

Things turn up in unexpected places. When the boy-child moved out a few weeks ago, he unearthed a glass paperweight — given to me as a leaving present from a job I had about 25 years ago. I probably hadn’t seen it in almost that long.

I love glass art, but have always thought the paperweight, of clear glass with air bubbles, just a bit boring. It still pales into comparison with other pieces I own, but since it’s been sitting on my desk these last few days, I’ve enjoyed photographing it and imagining what other interpretations might be put on the image.

This week macro is the theme for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge over at Lens and Pens by Sally.

22 thoughts on “Clear as glass. Or not.

  1. Pingback: Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro (and Summer Flowers) | Lens and Pens by Sally

  2. I feel like paper weights are a thing of the past now but it makes me wonder why people had to hold their papers down and what changed so that it doesn’t seem to be an issue anymore. Is it because workplaces don’t use fans? Or we use more paperclips which help to hold down the papers? Where I work, we still have to process and work with a lot of paper but I’ve never seen anyone there use a paper weight!

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    • You know, I’d never really thought about it. I worked in offices for years and never saw anyone with a paperweight either. They fall into the “pretty, but obscure” category of gifts, and now I’M wondering how they came to be there in the first place.

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