Sunday, August 21, 2011

Not The Grampians

Tonight I was going to do a third post on our trip to the Grampians.

But when I began sorting photos I realized that it would be a long post with 20+ piccies.

I will do it as a post (or maybe two or three) before too long because I think it is really worth sharing.

But tonight it is late and I have to hit the hay for an early start tomorrow.

So instead a very quick post about what Deb and I did today.

We drove to Woodend in the Macedon ranges west of Melbourne today.

Woodend is one of many Gold-Rush era towns in Victoria.

In the gardens the daffodils think spring is already here.What really caught my attention was the 1864 St Mary’s Anglican Church.The church was open so I went in to capture shots of the amazing stained glass windows that grace the church. I’ve never managed to capture good shots of stained glass before so I am happy with these.

Here are a few samples.And of course St Mary herself.
One thing that caught my eye was this candle in front of this very Orthodox looking icon image.
I just had to play around to see how well I could catch the candle in the dim light.

6 comments:

Linda G. said...

Lovely! You should do a coffee table book of your photos. Call it "Al's Australia," or something like that. :)

Amish Stories said...

Id like to invite you folks to come to Amish Stories for a recipe for "Famous Pennsylvania Dutch Sticky Cinnamon Buns" along with a book signing schedule for Amish fiction writer Wanda Brunstetter for Pennsylvania and Ohio as well as a contest to meet her. I hope everyone so far is having a great weekend. Thanks everyone. Richard from Amish Stories.

Old Kitty said...

What a most lovely Church - love your shots of the stained glass windows and candle - it must have been very dark inside!!

Daffodils already!?!?!

Enjoy your Sunday! take care
x

mshatch said...

oh, lovely pics. You captured the candle perfectly and the stained glass windows are amazing. I love stained glass!

Theres just life said...

Love the last picture of the candle and flame, very well done. The stained glass came out go as well.

Pamela Jo

Carolyn V said...

Wow! I LOVE the stain glass windows. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing Al!