"Gee, Mr. Wilson, I have no idea how that rock smashed through your window. No, I haven't seen my slingshot lately." ~ Dennis The Menace, local miscreant, 1959
Stained glass can be such a bear to photograph. Inside the sanctuary of Blessed Sacrament, we have two other examples.
I have yet to photograph the church fully outside, so I'll have to do that at some point. It's a bit of a challenge to get the tower into the shot- the only way I can think of is diagonally across the nearby intersection. Directly across the street only leads one into a house before you can frame the shot.
Stained glass is beautiful :) cool shotsReplyDelete
It is hard to get the colors just right. But I'm glad you have been trying, I love seeing these windows! :)ReplyDelete
I struggle to get good photos of stained glass; you seem to manage just fine. Did Denis the Menace really say, "Gee"?!ReplyDelete
Well, I'm glad you're shooting the windows and not Dennis. Well done.ReplyDelete
always tricky trying to photograph stained glassReplyDelete
Very beautiful stained glass!ReplyDelete
I can hear the conversation now: "Excuse me, sir, may I use your house for a brief moment for this camera shot?" :-)ReplyDelete
The glasses are beautiful.ReplyDelete
@Halcyon: I love taking shots of windows like these.
@Mike: the funniest cartoons I ever saw of that strip were in a Far Side collection where Gary Larson was demonstrating what happened when a newspaper switched out his captions for a Dennis caption twice.
@Stuart: when I wrote the title, somehow the quote came to me.
@Gerald: it is.
@Revrunner: I don't think the conversation would go well!
@Marianne: thank you!
laughed at the dennis inclusion. :)ReplyDelete
You're right William, stained glass windows are so tricky, but so beautiful that we keep trying. You have lovely images here.ReplyDelete
I like your windows and love your funny quote!ReplyDelete
Lovely. So much money put into them. I love the churches, small town ones, where people have bought them to live in!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, rich windows.ReplyDelete
I hope you're not as naughty as Dennis the Menace, William!! :))ReplyDelete
@Tex: I couldn't resist!ReplyDelete
@VP: I'm given to occasionally write up goofy quites.
@Jennifer: there's one here that used to be a church until the congregation needed more space, and now it's a spa boutique. I should photograph it sometime.
@Sharon: I thought so.
@EG: On the advice of my attorney, I'd better not answer that!
These are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
More lovely stained glass!ReplyDelete
Yes, stained glass windows always are difficult to photograph but still we can see how lovely those are.ReplyDelete
I used to love photographing stained glass with my old film camera. It was easy peasy. Not anymore. Progress, eh? They are beautiful, keep them coming!ReplyDelete
It is a challenge to shot the stained glass that's for sure! Thank goodness for photoshop helping out a bit.ReplyDelete
@Norma: I can't resist taking shots of stained glass.
@Jose: thank you.
@Linda: I thought so.
@Ciel: I have found film cameras worked better in that respect.
@RedPat: it can definitely be a challenge.
That really does look like a tricky shot. Well done though.ReplyDelete
A bear maybe but you photographed them beautifully William, and I smiled at the inclusion of the Dennis the Menace quote.ReplyDelete
I couldn't resist.Delete
I love Denise's comments. Can you imagine living in a place, surrounded by stained glass? Heavenly!ReplyDelete
It would be.Delete