Macro Monday: Glaze

Monday, April 10th, 2017

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Monday group is “Glaze.” From this week’s instructions:

“Glaze” is one of those great words that is both a verb and a noun. It can describe so many different things. Glaze is glass or the act of putting a sheet of glass into a window pane. Glaze is a coating on food that gives it a shiny appearance and/or a sugary coating. Ice can glaze leaves and tree branches, sidewalks, steps and streets, etc. Our eyes “glaze over” with boredom, or too much information or perhaps even love. Ceramics, porcelains and pottery are glazed using distinctive formulas of oxides and silica to give the them a shiny, protective coating. A layer of varnish painted over oil paintings is called a glaze–it is applied to make the painting impervious to dust and dirt. There you have it–our next challenge is for you to photograph something that is either a glaze itself or something that has been glazed. I have a feeling we will see a very wide variety of subjects for this theme–but it is my hope we will see a lot of delicious glazed donuts or pretty pottery. Glazed donut on a glazed ceramic plate = double points! 🙂

The Shiny Glaze of Sugar

Every time we go out to eat at a restaurant, Curtis always grabs a handful of mints on the way out the door. He keeps them stashed in my car (in the center console and the side storage on the passenger door), in his car, in his pockets, in his backpack… pretty much anywhere you can imagine. I think it’s a darling habit and now anytime I see a peppermint candy, I think of my husband. This is my favorite kind… it’s the cinnamon mint where the top is pink. The green ones are good too… they have a citrus zing. You can always tell if a candy is going to be a good one if there is a shiny glaze on the outside!

New Braunfels macro food candy photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/4.5 | 1/320 | ISO 1000

Thanks for looking!

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