Photography 101 – Glass

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAHi and Happy Tuesday.  Today’s Photography 101 is Glass. I decided to include two photos of stained glass since I think those are so pretty.

The first photo is in the breezeway between the sanctuary and outdoor patio and rooms at my grandparent’s church in San Diego, California.  This is a special place where the family would gather.

The second picture is of the place where my other set of grandparents met – in Hendersonville, North Carolina.  We visited that during the summer this year.  It was quite special to be there and see where it all began.

It is amazing to me how similar the shapes are of the windows at the two churches.  It must be a common design. Unfortunately these photos don’t do these windows justice.  They are so much prettier in person.

I have always liked stained glass windows.  The church where Kirk and I met and got married also has stained glass in the windows of both the sanctuary and the narthex.

Here are a few quotes about glass and stained glass:

  • “People are like stain-glassed windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” — Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • “The world is a looking-glass. It gives back to every man a true reflection of his own thoughts.” — Thackery
  • “Broken glass.  It’s just like glitter, isn’t it?” — Pete Doherty

I wonder when I will get to see another lovely stained glass window?  Very soon I imagine.  Have a great day!