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Saved by the Light

 

The first time we saw the Cologne Cathedral (in December) it felt dark and depressing to us.

This time in March, on our cruise, it was a sunny day and felt so much different.

The stained glass sent prisms of color everywhere!



Saved by the Light

 

The first time we saw the Cologne Cathedral (in December) it felt dark and depressing to us.

This time in March, on our cruise, it was a sunny day and felt so much different.

The stained glass sent prisms of color everywhere!



comments (53)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 15 Apr 2013, 01:01
Beautiful capture Ginny! The colors being reflected onto the opposite wall is brilliant.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frances. I think everyone was stunned that day!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 Apr 2013, 02:16
Great capture I remember it being a massive building
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Adrian, and yes, it's HUGE.
The angle and prisms are so cool Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Jacqeuelyn. I was in awe.
  • Madeline
  • United States
  • 15 Apr 2013, 02:50
filled with grace and glory! beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: What a great way to say it, Mad! Thank you.
Oh yes, I can see how all those colors would lift your spirits! You've captured this so beautifully!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elizabeth. Everyone was in awe that day, I do believe.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Apr 2013, 04:34
Saved by the light indeed. It made a difference with the sun.
Wonderful play of light/colours on the wall. Love the angle...
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, MLMA. This time the sun made all the difference in the world. I'm very glad we decided to "try it" again!
WOW!!! should cover it Ginnie... beautiful rainbows....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Peter. It truly was awesome.
  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 15 Apr 2013, 05:09
Spectacular light from thos windows Ginnie! Beautiful smile
Ginnie Hart: This was one time, Geoff, when the color thrown was better than the too-bright stained glass! Thanks.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 15 Apr 2013, 06:19
This is quietly uplifting, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Lisl. I thought so, too!
awesome light smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Joshi.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Apr 2013, 06:33
I am seeing it in a new light too Ginnie: when Chad & I visited last year it didn't look anything like this!
Ginnie Hart: I'm really glad we decided to go back in this time, Chris, to see if the sun made a difference. It was like the difference between night and day! In that regard, too bad the sun doesn't shine every day!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Apr 2013, 06:53
a really wonderful photo of the Cathedral - this is the famous glass window by Gerhard Richter with more than 70 colours - and as a friend of mine once said you can recognize the whole world in it if you look at it for some time - one of my favourite windows!
Ginnie Hart: WOW. You have certainly shed even more light on this image, Philine. Thank you!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Apr 2013, 06:55
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Philine, for this link. I had no clue! (If we had taken the tour with our cruise, I'm sure we would have found out this and a lot more!!!)
Very interersting shot !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Roland.
Wonderful when the light does this through stained glass Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I so agree, Bill!
Hello!
I'm back from my holiday in Shropshire.

Cologne Cathedral is truly magnificent!
I was there like some 20 odd years ago!! ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Good to have you back, LC. If you can remember the Cologne Cathedral from 20 years ago, you're really doing well. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Apr 2013, 08:36
Amazing how the sun can change one's perspective of somewhere. You're right about the prisms of light; you've captured that very well.
Ginnie Hart: The sun does have its way of influencing us, Alan, doesn't he! Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 15 Apr 2013, 08:37
That looks so lovely with the splashes of colour
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie. It wouldn't be the same without those prisms, for sure!
Wonderful light Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes light really IS everything, Mick, isn't it! Thanks.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 15 Apr 2013, 08:57
Yes I can see the beauty of the colour Ginnie, I thought that Koln Cath was staggering.
Ginnie Hart: It was clearly better for us the second time around, Chad. I'm so glad we decided to go back again! Thanks.
  • jpla
  • France
  • 15 Apr 2013, 09:04
Quelle belle lumière ! Bonne journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP. Light is everything, isn't it!
  • Helys
  • Germany
  • 15 Apr 2013, 09:17
Majestic
Great colors, lines, graphisms, angle, PoV
Ginnie Hart: Many, many thanks, Helys.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 15 Apr 2013, 09:17
How beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sister. I'm so glad we decided to go back!
A sunny day makes everything better. Love the lovely lights.
Ginnie Hart: So very true, Mary! Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 15 Apr 2013, 09:20
Gorgeous light! I'm drawn to those colorful reflections on the stone. WOW!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. I'm so glad we decided to back this time around!
Its always,all about the light,Ginnie,beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: So very true, Frank! Thanks.
  • Focales
  • France
  • 15 Apr 2013, 09:25
Magnifique cadrage Ginnie et aussi magnifiques couleurs. C'est superbe, une très très belle photo.
Ginnie Hart: Many, many thanks, Marie. Merci.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 15 Apr 2013, 11:39
A very beautiful capture Ginnie With marvelous colours. I can understand that one will stand in awe at this beautiful Cathedral.Indeed looking forward to view your beautiful photos of your and Astrids trip.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Laurette. I've started doing posts of each place over at my other blog, In Soul, starting here: http://www.ginniehart.blogspot.nl/2013/04/vikings-grand-european-river-cruise_8.html
I love this Cathedral from all points of view, including cruise boat's windows (in which I have slept a few times, with the gin-tonic at hand..). Your image conveys the feeling wanted by the builders very well, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: So you've been around, too, Juan Carlos! Thank you for your kind comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Apr 2013, 12:42
Have you climbed the tower this time?
Ginnie Hart: No, Louis, not this time! I had to save my knees for the rest of the trip. HA! However, we did take the elevator to the observation deck on the modern building across the river and took wonderful pictures looking back on this cathedral, which was certainly the better way to go for us! smile
That's a beautiful effect; I like your angle on this, Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Martin.
A wonderful shot and mood. Indeed: these big churches should be looked at on bright days.
Ginnie Hart: I'm learning about these big catholic churches, Wim. Yes! Bedankt.
Great feel of this Cathedral and not easy to take great shots.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. The sunlight definitely helps and I'm gonna remember that going forward! smile
Amazingly, this photoblog has the same idea today:
http://ladyfi.wordpress.com/
Ginnie Hart: Oh wow, Mary. Thank you for the link. I left a comment for her on her delightful post today!
You had magnificent light that day Ginnie, during my visit to the cathedral in 2003 it seemed quite dark, as it did on your visit last year.
Ginnie Hart: We all know the importance of light, Brian, but this was one time it truly made a huge difference. I'll never forget the comparison! Thanks.
Incredible...
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Larry.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Apr 2013, 17:20
Very psychedelic on this trip smile
Ginnie Hart: Good way to put it, John. Indeed. smile
There is nothing like prisms of color to make a cathedral come to life. Wonderful capture!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, dear Robin. I'm so glad we decided to go back to see the difference!
A lovely capture Ginnie - an apt metaphor for our belated spring! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fred. I like the comparison!
  • Anne
  • UK
  • 15 Apr 2013, 19:00
Those reflected spectra of light must have been spectacular
Ginnie Hart: They truly made our day, Anne! Thanks.
A wonderful and mystical light Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Richard. Merci.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Apr 2013, 19:28
Those reflections of light are wonderful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. They were awesome to see!
Must visit Cologne sometime - my Dad was there with the army in 1918.
Ginnie Hart: WOW, Tom. Make sure the sun is shining when you go! smile
  • Oscar
  • france
  • 15 Apr 2013, 22:00
The wizard is coming...
Ginnie Hart: The wizard is here, Oscar. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Apr 2013, 04:41
Warm
And, inviting...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ray, this time around....thankfully.
Wow. The glass sure gives a colourful cast.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Michael. It was well worth the visit.
  • Sarito
  • United States
  • 16 Apr 2013, 10:10
Lovely details, nice how the light shines through the stained glass window.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sarito. It makes you realize why so many churches continue to utilize stained glass!
beautiful image, very funky smile. i think i know what you mean. without the colours of the stained glass, they walls and columns would have a very gritty look.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ayush, and exactly!
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 18 Apr 2013, 16:55
Glorious!
Ginnie Hart: I'd love to share a space like this with you, Sue! One day....
I love this sort of light effect, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Graeme. Thanks.
  • Shannon
  • United States
  • 18 Apr 2013, 21:03
WOW!!!! "Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased." I sure would have felt blessed to have been witness to all those beautiful prisms of colour. I am glad you got a chance to see it all lit up Ginnie. smile
Ginnie Hart: What a glorious comment, Shannon! Thank you for commenting and welcome to Shutterchance! It's nice to finally meet you!
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 19 Apr 2013, 06:57
Sorry, i´m a bit late, was very busy these days...
Beautiful light. Love that place, would like to spend a night insightsmile
Ginnie Hart: This is in your own backyard, Luiza. I thought of you often that day! smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 7 May 2013, 03:29
it's amazing what a li'l bit of sunlight does to a stained glass window.. great catch!
Ginnie Hart: So very true, Rian! Thank you.

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