Stained Glass, From Churches to Malls
I took this picture a year ago as our church was preparing for its 220th year anniversary and the 120th anniversary of our present building which is on the National Register of Historic Places. When I saw the headline from the NY Times Home and Garden section a photo opportunity was immediately suggested. Claire has some small decorative stained glass panels which were my original targets. But the more I thought about it I knew I needed to go big or go home. Taking a photograph of a stained glass window such as this is really not creating anything artistic. You are documenting someone else's art, and in the case of this window really good art. The scene is of Jesus with Martha and Mary and is located high above our altar. I stood on a step ladder to try and minimize the keystone effect and keep lines parallel. I was only partly successful. Tamron [email protected], f3.5, 1/30 sec, ISO 640, handheld.