St. Elisabeth, Transept Window

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 26 July 2008 in Art & Design.

Another 19th century church in Bonn, St. Elisabeth, with a completely different atmosphere and architecture. This is one of its colourful figurative windows in the northern part of the transept.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

An other nice picture of church glass windows (I don't know the exact name in English)

26 Jul 2008 5:39am

@akarui: That's okay :-) These ones are a colourful contrast to the more sober interior.

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Despite the almost impossible light in places like this (and the 1600 ISO) you have still got a good result here. That is some beautiful glass.

26 Jul 2008 9:34am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, yes the light was quite catastrophic there. An afternoon in December, cloudy sky and really bad light. I have to revisit this church again. This summer.

Cia from Kvänum, Sweden

Lovely windows! The color is amazing!

26 Jul 2008 9:58am

@Cia: Thanks! That are original 19th century windows; they somehow survived the war.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Okay MadS, if there were a whistle sound you would have heard it when you opened my comment, Holy Splendour, wow, the colour and sharpness is due to you excellent manipulation, bravo, bravo and again ;)

26 Jul 2008 11:23am

@Lorraine: Already seen this one...?

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nice work in difficult lighting i'm sure.

26 Jul 2008 12:34pm

@Ted: You bet! Thanks! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Of course this is a beauty! What I like most is that they are not glaringly colourful! Most of the times stained glass tends to have a bit too many colours! I like the quiet, classic, poised rendition! Bravo for the clarity!

26 Jul 2008 1:45pm

@Japanalia: These are original 19th century stained-glass windows. The style was figurative but without the medieval splendor of earlier centuries. After both world wars church windows usually got more abstract. However, from a historic point of view, these glass windows should have been quoting this style and not that of later gothic churches, as St. Elisabeth is Neo-Romanesque.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great colours, I love stained glass images, they're always so luminous

26 Jul 2008 7:51pm

@Ana Lúcia: A wonderful effect I always miss in protestant churches. Thanks :-)

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

A wonderful representation despite the difficult light, but you are an expert in this field. Very good MS

26 Jul 2008 8:13pm

@Observing: Thanks so much, Mike! But this one is a quite early shot with my then new camera more than four years ago. This shot was a bit better than the others I did on that day. The rest is a little bit processing... :-)

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

I like the way you photograph churches, the exposure is always well controlled.

26 Jul 2008 8:22pm

@António Pires: This was one of my very first church shots under very bad light conditions. I was in a cold sweat, because I really didn't know what I was doing there and what I had to do, as I had purchased my camera just two weeks before. I'm still learning and I hope to get better :-)

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Hong Kong

Nice! The stonework seems to go so well with the beautiful windows.

27 Jul 2008 2:23am

@Michael Skorulski: Yes, it's very well designed with well balanced colours. :)

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Excellent colors, light and sharpness!

27 Jul 2008 2:56am

@Jen: A lucky early shot in my church collection. :-)

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

That's great glass.

30 Jul 2008 11:15pm

@Twelvebit: Yes, I like these fine details and colours too.


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