January 15, 2010

The Spirit like a dove

THEME DAY: BEST PHOTO OF 2009 • I originally posted this stained glass window on March 3, 2009. It depicts Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River and the Holy Spirit descending upon him from the heavens like a dove. The window is one of many in the historic Malate Church, built anywhere between the late 16th century to the early 18th (I can't find exact information), which is dedicated to Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Our Lady of the Remedies). I don't really know if it is my best photo of the year, but it was the first time I tried taking a picture of a stained glass window and I was very happy with the result.

Malate Church stained glass window of Jesus' baptism

The best of the best! We're going to have a wonderful tour around the world today. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

31 comments:

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
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The TEFL Don said...

Hilda you have so many "photographs of the year" That said I really do like this one.

Stained glass looks so beautiful if you just catch the light right.

Photo Cache said...

Splendid. Thanks for sharing.

brattcat said...

This is magnificent. Excellent choice!

Jacob said...

I ditto Brattcat!

ρομπερτ said...

So, yes, there might be nutrition for a soul. Wonderful photography indeed. Please have a nice Friday.

Vernz said...

Wow, ang ganda.... inspired naman ako sa yo! galingan ko pa hahaha!

Jim Klenke said...

I love the colors, this is a keeper.

Olivier said...

cette photo (et ce vitrail) je m'en souviens, est magnifique, bravo pour cette année photographique....

Paula said...

It's lovely, Hilda. I'm sure, with all the great photos you've posted, it was hard to narrow it down to just this one.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and fantastic shot !! This is one i loved !! Great

Jilly said...

This such a beautiful work of art and you've photographed it so beautifully, as always. Lovely choice.

cieldequimper said...

It is a beautiful window perfectly photographed!

VP said...

Excellent picture of a beautiful subject. I understan why you are fond of this, the image is really perfect. Brava!

Cezar and Léia said...

I loved, it's a beautiful and touching image!
Have a nice weekend dear Hilda
God bless you
Léia

Mo said...

Very colourful

Leonard Huevos said...

This photo has cognitive and aesthetic values. I like it ;-)

Saretta said...

Both the window and the photo are lovely!

Chin said...

Beautiful photo

Leif Hagen said...

Hilda, it's a beautiful, heavenly photo of a stained glass window! And I think Jorge de Leon would be proud that you featured his donated window!

Rambling Round said...

Wonderful! It's so hard to get a great shot or stained-glass windows that aren't over or under done. This one is perfect.

Halcyon said...

I can see why you chose this photo. It's not easy to get a good picture of a stained glass window. The colors are wonderful! Happy Friday!!

Jarart said...

Oh yes! I agree. Well done.

lunarossa said...

Perfect photo. Thank you posting it again. All the best. Ciao. A.

Lisa Wilson said...

I remember this one! Great choice!

raf said...

Beautifully captured, Hilda! The artist should be pleased. Lovely choice for the theme too.

Rob and Mandy said...

I totally agree with your choice, it's wonderful

George said...

I don't know if this is your best picture (I've seen so many great ones on your blog), but it certainly is beautiful.

Ebie said...

One of my passion, stained glass window photography. Very clear and vivid shot.

Dina said...

The photo is vibrant and clear and colorful like the real window. I would be happy to get such results too!
Beautiful. And right around the Feast of the Baptism.

Andreea said...

It's beautiful and very well shot.