Friday, 25 April 2008

Studies in glass 3 - # 08/84

After yesterday's magnificence this may seem a bit of a let down. The tiny 13th / 17th century church of St. Peter's, Petersham, is flooded with light. These interesting "box" windows face west. I had to close down the aperture to prevent the volume of light overwhelming the camera. The photo suggests a dark interior; actually it's brilliant, as you saw in my posting of a few days ago. The old architect solved his problem in the days when weak candles were the only means of artificial lighting. Notice the candle holders placed in the windows.


  1. This is so interesting. Love the shadows on the right-hand side of each window. It all adds up to a rather wonderful design effect.

    Are those windows all the same size? They appear not but perhaps it's an illusion.

  2. @Jilly.....yes, all the same. The slanted perspective chages the look. That's another reson I liked the scene.

  3. Hi Chuckeroon! You probably didn’t notice (busy in Paris, I understand), but I was absent for a while... ;)) Anyhow, I missed your posts and comments, so I’m trying to catch up what I can!
    The Glass series is amazing; great pictures! Also loved to see the Richmong Green!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. I'm wondering why the candle holders are in the windows. Maybe to show that "someone is in"?