Henry Heerschap  

Museum of Glass by Henry Heerschap

April 2021 - Museum of Glass

April 2021 - Henry Heerschap


About the Image(s)

My wife and I were down in Tacoma this week wandering around what is now
known as the "Museum District". There are several significant museums in
the area including the Tacoma Art Museum, the Washington State History
Museum (the arched building on the left) and the Museum of Glass, the
main subject of this image. The cone houses the museum's "hot shop",
furnaces where glass is blown. The staircase leads to the Bridge of
Glass which crosses railroad tracks and a freeway, and features glass
sculpture by Dale Chihuly.

I was there with an infrared-converted camera which allowed for a more
dramatically dark sky which set off nicely with the aluminum and
concrete elements of the composition. I didn't have a wide enough lens,
so I took seven vertical images and merged them into a panorama in
Lightroom Classic. I did the black and white conversion in Lightroom and
did a bit of dodging and burning with the Adjustment Brush. I finished
up in Photoshop, further darkening the sky and doing a bit of cleanup.

Sony A6500 (full-spectrum IR conversion) with a 720 nm filter. Sony
18-105 f/4 lens, ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/250 second.

3 comments posted

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Your panorama includes conventional buildings on both sides, emphasizing the uniqueness of the subject.   Posted: 04/02/2021 16:48:17

Wes Smith   Wes Smith
I'm a novice at this, however I love the way the I/R conversion enhances the Lines and flow of the cone housing. Reinforces my decision to convert one of mine.   Posted: 04/05/2021 18:40:40

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I like the image and the conversion from the original. My only suggestion is to crop some off the left side so as to place more emphasis on the Museum of Glass.   Posted: 04/07/2021 08:50:02
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