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 Post subject: Stained Glass Windows **** Rest of the pictures added****
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:29 pm 
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Adrian gave me the idea and I am really enjoying the search for churches with stained glass windows. Have met some nice folks in the first two churches that I have photographed and that is almost as much fun as getting the shots.

The first church is probably close to 100 years old if not older. The windows show a sterner look than the second ... I don't really care for these ... maybe I look at life with a little more beauty and joy than these seem to show. The second set ... are how I see things ... but both show a great deal of artistic talent in the producing of such work ...

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All interesting pieces of stained glass artistry -- but the second window kind of grabs my attention more ... the blend of colors, the different angles.

So, how does one take a nice clear photo of stained glass? Doesn't look like you use a flash ... or do ya?


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Judy K wrote:
All interesting pieces of stained glass artistry -- but the second window kind of grabs my attention more ... the blend of colors, the different angles.

So, how does one take a nice clear photo of stained glass? Doesn't look like you use a flash ... or do ya?


I took them with no lights on inside and a fairly bright day outside ... had to turn the camera on the side and found that I lean a mite .... had to straighten almost every picture.

You are out a lot .... you see an old church .. drive around it and if you see stained glass wndows .. stop and go ask if they mind you shooting them. You will probably meet some nice people and maybe they will even offer you chocolate or better yet ... Offer them chocolate. :D

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Would have to be some mighty fine windows to sacrifice chocolate .... :-k

Actually, a couple of churches in our county seat have some stained glass windows .... think they've been covered with plexiglas though. Might be worth a trip to town to find out for sure. Or ... there should be a church walk coming up soon for Christmas -- gotta check on that. :D


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I liked these ... brighter and happier ...or so it seems. They are also very old .... this church had a lot of windows

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Wow, these are gorgeous, Jim! Good job.

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Excellent!

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Awesome pics Jim - thanks for posting them.

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Nice pictures Jim. When I was in Ireland I took pictures of the windows in St Pats cathedral. They did not turn out that well. (I blame it on the camera.) Many of the windows were a series of pictures illustrating a parable. It was explained that the people couldn't read and this was the way the priest could teach the parables.

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Wonderful pictures, Jim. Super project. Keep them coming please.


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My class used a couple of disposable Kodak cameras and took a number of pictures. Here's one of my classmates in front of the chapel. I mentioned before how all the original stained glass was lost in a fire, last decade. There is a simple stained glass which can be seen in the steeple, which shows a cross and a butterfly. The symbolism is self-explanatory. A variant can also be seen in the bricks of the walkway, though the angle this photo was shot at, may distort it.

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Beautiful church ... where is this taken Aaron? I love the old churches ... so much character that the modern ones seem to lack.

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Muskogee, Oklahoma.


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Muskogee, Oklahoma.


Merrell never sang about no chapel in Muskogee that looked that good! :D

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Jim Wright wrote:
Merrell never sang about no chapel in Muskogee that looked that good! :D

He was too busy being thrilled with white lightnin' to have noticed. :)


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