Friday, September 5, 2014

Shooting The Glass

"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.



28 comments:

  1. It is hard to get the colors just right. But I'm glad you have been trying, I love seeing these windows! :)

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  2. I struggle to get good photos of stained glass; you seem to manage just fine. Did Denis the Menace really say, "Gee"?!

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  3. Well, I'm glad you're shooting the windows and not Dennis. Well done.

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  4. always tricky trying to photograph stained glass

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  5. Very beautiful stained glass!

    Tomás.

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  6. I can hear the conversation now: "Excuse me, sir, may I use your house for a brief moment for this camera shot?" :-)

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  7. @Jen: thanks!

    @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.

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @Revrunner: I don't think the conversation would go well!

    @Marianne: thank you!

    @Judy: thanks!

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  8. laughed at the dennis inclusion. :)

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  9. You're right William, stained glass windows are so tricky, but so beautiful that we keep trying. You have lovely images here.

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  10. I like your windows and love your funny quote!

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  11. Lovely. So much money put into them. I love the churches, small town ones, where people have bought them to live in!

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  12. I hope you're not as naughty as Dennis the Menace, William!! :))

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  13. @Tex: I couldn't resist!

    @Grace: thanks!

    @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!

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  14. Yes, stained glass windows always are difficult to photograph but still we can see how lovely those are.

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  15. 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!

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  16. It is a challenge to shot the stained glass that's for sure! Thank goodness for photoshop helping out a bit.

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  17. @Luis: thanks!

    @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.

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  18. That really does look like a tricky shot. Well done though.

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  19. A bear maybe but you photographed them beautifully William, and I smiled at the inclusion of the Dennis the Menace quote.

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  20. I love Denise's comments. Can you imagine living in a place, surrounded by stained glass? Heavenly!

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