Sunday, August 3, 2008

Morning Light


Independent Presbyterian Church, on Birmingham's southside, is my church.   I am so very grateful for the support of members regarding my photography and my Birmingham Daily Photo adventure!  Not a Sunday goes by that friends  haven't offered encouraging words and positive feedback.  I had a difficult time choosing a photograph for this first post,  but I chose this one because I loved the morning sun coming through the window of the Great Hall and the beautiful pattern it cast on the floor. 

A new photo today as the BADP heading.  I thought it might be nice to see a different photograph  of my city occasionally.  Enjoy!

The Tune du Jour is Pachelbel's "Canon in D".  As always, if the Tune du Jour is not your thing just click the player on the sidebar.

22 comments:

Misawa Mama said...

beautiful pictures! thank you for sharing. My husband and I am thinking about moving to Huntsville after our tour in Japan is up.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I enjoy your work that I have seen. I like this photo today too. I remember the Methodist church in the village where I was born.

It has a stained glass window with the name, "Tommy Rice," as the person who donated it. Tommy was the village blacksmith and his pounding out iron horseshoes on the anvil woke me up many a morning when I was a child. To see his name there in the church was special to me.

angela said...

The Pachelbel is my favourite piece of music. It's sublime and, of course, marries well with the church photo. The stained glass is beautiful, mellow and peaceful...

Knoxville Girl said...

The patterns of light are beautiful, but I also noticed the reflections of the windows on the polished floor, a bonus.

Strangetastes said...

Hello from Penny's Diner in Marysville, Kansas, which has free WiFi. This picture has a peaceful and rich atmosphere. The light falling across the floor with both warm and cool tones is particularly lovely. The red center of the window has a lot of pop.

Ming the Merciless said...

Love the tall windows, the shadows on the floor and the composition. Good job! Your friends are right to be proud of your work.

PJ said...

Hi, Virginia. I see you change your header photo as well. Both of todays offerings are lovely. I woke up very early this morning and went to my very old Episcopal church which I haven't hotographed yet. I want it to be something as meaningful as yours is to you. I'll have to ponder this. Hope you enjoyed your watermelon!
Pensacola Daily Photo

Laurie said...

Virginia, your blog is a joy for the senses! This is a such a perfect image. It well represents that quiet, calming, contemplative feeling inside a church. I can just hear the organ playing.

Your new header is great, too! Très Français!

Virginia said...

Thank you all for your nice comments about my church photo today. It was taken in our Great Hall which is a large room where dinners, meeting, etc. are held. Our sanctuary has many beautiful stained glass windows which I plan to try and photograph when my low light skills improve!

melanie said...

Très beau ce reflet du soleil au pied du vitrail

Valerie said...

I love the new header photo!

Kris said...

That’s a lovely tall window. No balls sports allowed out in front, I would guess!

D.C. Confidential said...

Beautiful! And I love the meaning of this congregation for you.

D said...

Beautiful, serene, and reverent.
I also love the new header photo.

Chris said...

Lovely window, VJ.

Thank you for your kind words about the blog yesterday. I appreciate it.

Meead S. said...

Nice photo!
This is my first chance visiting your blog. You took very good photos. I agree with you that your photos have some European feeling behind them.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

There is always very specific light in Chuch. I like to take picture in this place. Come in 2 or 3 day on http://chateau-gontier-daily-photo.blogspot.com/

Then you could discover the main Church of our town from inside.

Marie Reed said...

I can't get over how shiny yhat floor is. I want to put on fluffy socks and slip and slide around on it.. probably not during service though:)

babooshka said...

That's my partner's favourite calssical piece of music. The light and sparkling colour reflected are marvellous.

slim said...

Just beautiful . . . a perfect Sunday post. I was listeniing to Bach's Brandenburg Concerto when looking at your post but I also love Pachelbel.

Tash said...

Beautiful, spiritual and tranquil. It's so nice that your friends are so supportive and enjoy your photos as much as the CDP bunch does.

USelaine said...

You captured such a beautiful moment for the light on the wood floor - just perfect.