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05-07-2007, 10:53 AM
I won't bore everyone with the gritty details of my career... but I took some more shots in the lab last week - for use in our presentations at the conference in California later this month, and possibly for getting published in a magazine article again.... some people might remember, I got my first magazine cover shot a few months ago, through my job (yea!)

And since the glowing shot was well received, I decided to try some more similar testing shots... this time, it's melted glass - being melted in a microwave (only took about 10 minutes) and then poured from the crucible into a mold... as you can tell, it glows pretty hot, and then cools off just as quick!

I'd love some feedback on these shots... I need to choose which ones to use in the presentation.... and I also need to narrow down to 2 that I'll use to submit to the magazine editor....

First coming out of the Microwave... right now the crucible is in a thermal package.... as you can see, the whole pod is glowing because it gets pretty hot (about 1400C or 2500 degrees farenheit)



The glass is actually inside a crucible, which is inside the thermal pod... here's the crucible getting pulled out...


Beginning to pour the melted glass...




...and as you can see, it hardens back up pretty quick - into whatever shape its in.... this hardened right into the "pour" shape (for my benefit, because it looks kewl in a picture LOL, thanks to our engineers ;) )


05-07-2007, 11:13 AM
Tough choices, but my vote goes for 1 and 5, really neat stuff, but those 2 in my opinion are real magazine covers, espicially 1. :)

05-07-2007, 11:23 AM
I like 1,3,5, and 7

They are all very cool though, I know nothing about cover shots so you got me there, I'll leave it to the experts here to make that call for you. :)

05-07-2007, 11:41 AM
3, 4 or 5 for me, but they all came out great. What is the mold for that he was pouring it into?

05-07-2007, 12:13 PM
I like #'s 2, 3 and 5/6 (they look like the same shot?).

I think the #2 and 5/6 would work best for magazine submission.

They are great shots! I'd be interested to hear more about your career - it sounds pretty fascinating!

05-07-2007, 12:21 PM
I like 1-3-5... so any of those in my mind would be good... plus my girlfriend does have a pretty cool job... =)

05-07-2007, 12:36 PM
I'm with Ross. 1-3-5. I think they are great representatives of the process.

05-07-2007, 01:17 PM
Mmmmm... Molten Glass Cookies .AARRGGGHHH... :drool