St Vitus, Prague: Window in Southern Transept

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 5 October 2010 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

I have to apologize two times: first for not commenting your pictures and responding to your comments as well: at present I only have the choice between commenting/responding and preparing photos (I want to show photos); second for displaying the fireworks and presenting one window after another. But St Vitus is a spectacular place, and we will stay there for a while.

This is the window in the southern transept, depicting the Last Judgement. Unfortunately the transept's gallery barred our view, but there's enough left for us to look at. In its central part you recognize the Christ, the Virgin Mary and the saints Adalbert, John the Baptist, and James, son of Alphaeus. In the lower left corner you would see various Bohemian kings. In the lower part the archangel Gabriel separates the chosen ones from the sinners, the latter ones are sent to hell. (Well, where else?) At the top you see the shining crown of Saint Wenceslaus, which is part of the tracery.

This window was designed by Max Švabinský in 1935, and donated by the Prague municipal insurance company. How many insurance companies do you know who donated stained glass windows?

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I don't think you have to apologize for displaying images as overwhelmingly beautiful as this and it gives me a chance to repeat myself in that you are truly ace at these.

5 Oct 2010 9:19am

@Ronnie 2¢: Wow, this makes me blush! Many thanks for that, but I'm still hoping to get better! :-)

Phil D. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

I agree with Ronnie, you are the master at these shots at
all times and no exceptions to that rule.

5 Oct 2010 3:08pm

@Phil D. Morris: I hope I'll get better, though. This picture shows well where the biggest problem remains: getting a better position / point of view.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very beautiful capture. Good serie.

5 Oct 2010 3:19pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thanks a lot, Evelyne!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The exposure and colour reproduction are perfection.

5 Oct 2010 7:17pm

@Curly: Next project: get a better point of view.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan are not always in a position to choose the best place, the best point of view and then you have to do with what's available...just like in this shot, which is beautiful, clear (much clearer than the previous one) and where we can follow what's going on, somehow...OR you have another choice....give up shooting what you consider inconvinient....which I'm pretty sure you woun't, 'cause you're hooked, just like most of us are!
I only knew that Gabriel (my Guardian Angel) was in charge with the Annunciation, I never knew he was also doing the <Selection>.So I learned something new, too!

6 Oct 2010 4:15am

@Japanalia: I really hope that one day some doors will open for me and that I'm able to walk on the galleries, taking photos from whatever I want and always from the best position. I want to dream. :-)


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