Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Stained glass light

This is one of the windows in the chancel (choir area) of St Mary's Church, Kettlewell. Though it was quite a dull day, just for a moment sunshine streamed through, creating soft colours on the stone.
Several of the stained glass windows in the church are memorials to servicemen - to John and Michael Holdsworth (of Scargill House) who were both killed in WW2 (though Michael's twin William survived the war) and to Charles Godfrey Cutliffe Hyne, who was killed aged 18 in WW1 1916. I didn't get a good photo of that window (didn't have my tripod) but it is a very poignant picture. It shows Christ - with a very boyish face, glowing with light - standing by a pile of soldier's clothes representing the boy who died. There are two uniformed soliders, one on each side, each with the face of one of his real-life friends. It really reminded me that so many of those killed in war (even today) are such young men.

11 comments:

  1. This window seems to offer a wonderful tribute to the ones who died; And your picture is really beautyful, and is taking part of the tribute.

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  2. I love these stained glass windows jenny. Everywhere I see them.
    great photograph.
    Costas

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  3. Lovely sensitive shot and story.

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  4. Those soft colours, nicely captured. Stained glass windows hold a particular fascination for me, especially in small, country churches.

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  5. A really nicely composed and exposed shot; well done.

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  6. Great angle and lovely photo.I watched a program about fliers in WWI lst night and it said the boys only had 18 hours in the plane before being placed and length of service was only a few weeks with many.

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  7. You captured the light beautifully!

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  8. Very nice tribute to the fallen soldiers, it must be very moving to see in person. ~Lili

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  9. You've captured such nice light in this photo. I love the memorial idea.

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  10. Indeed, this photo is truly excellent!

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