Critique She did it again: another broken wine glass

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To be fair, I should mention that the reason it is my wife who breaks all the wine glasses is that she refuses to let me clean them. She's correct that I would break even more than she breaks.

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The tabletop is transparent glass and the background is translucent vellum. A small continuous-light lamp behind the background was facing the subject and camera. The camera was tilted (enough that even I knew it was intentional :D )


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I'm surprised I never thought of it earlier. I just now checked my catalog and verified that this is my very first image made with this titled composition.
It's not the actual tilt that makes it interesting though. It's the combination of tilt and the isometric horizontal line together.
 
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If my wife wants to use the china and crystal, SHE washes them.
I am mentally not able to deal with breaking a $100+ plate/cup/glass.
I broke a coffee cup from an old set and I was cursing for days. Because among other things, you can't replace them, at least not easily.

Corelle or Lexan is my style.
Use it and don't worry about it.
 
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The same for me. These wine glasses cost only about $10 each. To put that in perspective, the glass is so large that if I filled it up, I could pour an entire standard (750 ml) bottle of wine into it.
I have a set of 6 of those. I think they were meant to be water glasses, but I use 'em for beer. Will have to do the full .750 of wine soon!
 
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When I buy kitchen cups/plates/bowls, I try to buy MORE than I need, expecting to break some over the years.
I recently chipped one of my favorites mugs, on the rim, so it was no longer safe to use. I only cursed for a day. But at the time, I did not buy enough spares, and now it is no longer available. So I will soon have to look for a replacement set. sigh.
 
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Beautiful work, Mike!
Both by the "sculptor" and by the photographer :)

Excellent illustration of the saying 'shards bring good luck': another great image.

The tilt definitely works for me as well.
 

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