Morning Sun

It must be warm being in the sun and between the window and the shade. As is said sometimes, these shots were “offense by accident”, I saw this guy out of the corner of my eye driving through Magnolia. Turned around and he waited for me…

A Moment in the Sun
A Moment in the Sun
A Profile in the Sun
A Profile in the Sun


Given by the vessel Caracara

Rose window of St. John's Episcopal Church

Beyond a doubt, one of the most beautiful depictions of this kind and theme I’ve ever seen.  More info about the windows in this series of my posts is available on the church’s website.

Fr. Matthew Green

We can all use some hope…

…which is represented by an anchor in Christian iconography.  Nice nautical imagery for a stained glass window in Gloucester. I expect we’ll be hearing a lot about hope as this election year goes forward.

"Spes" means "Hope" in Latin

Wherever you find your hope, share it with someone who needs it.  Hope grows when we share it, and the more people are inspired by it, the better chance it has of coming true.

Architectural detail in St. Ann stained glass window

Another detail from a stained glass window in St. Ann’s Church in Gloucester (part of Holy Family Parish).

We usually focus on the people and events in the window and can easily overlook the wonderful attention to detail in the backgrounds…

Eventually I hope to photograph the stained glass windows in other churches in Gloucester. Any suggestions of churches with really great windows besides St. Ann’s?

Stained glass at night

Seen from outside, with a lighted interior, at the office Mark Nestor (Attorney) on Middle Street in Gloucester.

Just for comparison, below I am including the photo as I originally took it. All the changes between the two photos are from post-processing in the powerful free app called “Gimp”. It’s user interface is a bit different from what most people are used to, but it’s very useful, and you can’t beat the price tag (free!).

Original photo


Seen on New Years’ Day in the morning, on a window in the old St. Ann’s High School building on Prospect St.  This is sort of follow-up to my other recent post with a photo of this building; this is a detail of the same window, but on a different day. I like the jeweled effect of the beads of condensation on the glass, absent in the other photo.