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Distorting glass

A view from within the Vàzsonykö Castle. The castle is a set of walls with a square tower (living quarters of the owning family), and some lesser buildings inside the fortress walls. The castle dates from the early 15th century and can be found in the town of Nagyvàszony.

This window offers a view onto the castle chapel from inside the castle tower.. What drew me to take this picture was the very old glass panes in the window.

Distorting glass

A view from within the Vàzsonykö Castle. The castle is a set of walls with a square tower (living quarters of the owning family), and some lesser buildings inside the fortress walls. The castle dates from the early 15th century and can be found in the town of Nagyvàszony.

This window offers a view onto the castle chapel from inside the castle tower.. What drew me to take this picture was the very old glass panes in the window.

comments (19)

Very striking glasswork, and I really like the distortion effect on the scene.
Louis: Thank you Red Pen - I wish I knew how old this glass is, but I am sure it is pretty old. My guess would be around 1800. At the time plate glass sheets were small, and why a window was built up from the small plates, with metal (lead) used as the 'putty' of the day.
Good simple color scheme. Another nice one, Louis!
Louis: Thank you Martin
Fabulous old glass, for sure. I have some too but obviously not that old.
Louis: Thanks for the comment Mary
  • Kay
  • 21 Aug 2007, 03:54
As always, I love what you've done here, Louis. The old glass is quite beautiful in itself...all makes a striking view.
Louis: I haven't done a lot, just take the picture smile Thanks for the comment Kay
  • Gale
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • 21 Aug 2007, 06:38
What stunning textures and distortions created from the galss. I can feel the history.Thanks for the description. makes it come to life.
Louis: Wait until you see an overview of the 'castle' terrain. Stunning little place and worth the detour I made. Thanks for the comment Gale.
Great shot, Louis. Very well spotted. Love the colour, the distortion and the `through the window` angle. (:o)
Louis: Thank you Rosalyn
  • GL@
  • 21 Aug 2007, 06:59
luchtbel in glas lijkt op deurknop van chapel. geinig.
Louis: Dat dacht ik ook met eerste blik op grote scherm. Doei.
The window panes give the chapel roof a patch-work effect. Well spotted and captured! smile
Louis: Thanks for the comment PitwallAntix
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 21 Aug 2007, 11:09
I can see why you were drawn to that leaded glass, Louis. I can also see why you used it as a frame for the castle chapel! It's lovely.
Louis: Wait until you see an overview of the 'castle' terrain. I will still post it at some time. Stunning little place and worth the detour I made. Thanks for the comment Ginnie.
love how the window frames the view
Louis: Thank you Chantal
Love it ! Looks like it could have been done on canvas,block mounted, and hung onto a wall ! Very nice smile
Louis: Thanks for this comment Coleen
An abstract nature shot, I've not see such a composition, it's very nice.
Louis: Thank you Dotun, much appreciated
The fact that u didn't used a border and the darkness of the frame fits perfect ! Great shot Louis !
Louis: Thanks for the comment Ferdi
  • mal
  • 21 Aug 2007, 17:49
love this one Louis, these lower pains look like an impressionist painting, lovely abstract style image. mal
Louis: It reminded me of a Don Quickshot painting by some impressionist as well. Thanks for the comment mal.
Nice one Louis smile
Louis: Thanks ChaCha
  • Petra
  • 21 Aug 2007, 22:31
Agree with Mal on this one...looks like a painting Louis...very beautiful!
Petra
Louis: Thanks Petra - I always wonder what you would have made of it.
Is a very nice pic! Colors, great!
Louis: Thanks for the comment Josè-Angel
  • Huibri
  • South Africa
  • 30 Aug 2007, 06:59
I like the orange colours! This is, of course my kind of picture, but I'd like advice on the depth of field to use not to have the panes too much out of focus?
Louis: I am not sure about the question, whether you refer to the specific picture or a question in general. The general theory is that the higher the apperture (f-stop number) the smaller the opening and deeper the focus (the spread of in focus is larger in depth). The opposites become true with lower number (bigger opening) the focus becomes more specific. With higher apperture numbers you start to require longer openings (slow shutter) and you will need a tripod more quickly.
I may be rambling here and miss your question. When you refer to the panes that should be in focus do you refer to the actual glass or the background behind the glass?
If you feel I missed the question, feel free to ask some more.
That is just beautiful - the colours, distortion and composition....ove it smile

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Louis: Thank you Aksel, now I am honoured

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