A Photo a Week Challenge: Backlit

I seem to be visiting photos from vacations past. It’s probably because we haven’t taken many trips in the last twelves month. Ah, well. While I remember very well where and when I took the photo from last week (Switzerland in 2016), the only things I remember about this circumstances for this photo is that it was during our 2014 trip to Scotland and England and that we stopped because we saw a very pretty church and wanted to go inside. However, I do love this photo and feel that it’s perfect for a challenge this time of year because the stained glass is a beautiful depiction of Christ’s Crucifixion, very timely as much of the Christian world just celebrated Easter and the Eastern Orthodox churches will be celebrating in early May.

I do love stained glass. I love how from the outside of the building you can’t really tell what it is going to show you until you come inside and let the sun do its work. I have visited Notre Dame in Paris, and I was so happy to hear that, even with the tragedy of the fire, the great Rose Window was preserved.


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

23 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Backlit”

  1. I remember when “backlighting” was forbidden to photographers, but I’ve always liked it. It makes for great dark/light side portraits — and sometimes, it really IS the only light in town. So it’s backlighting or no lighting. I go with backlit.

    I tried to find some stained glass, but couldn’t find any. I always wanted a stained glass window in my own house, but it turns out to be — even today — wildly expensive. So, like everyone else, i visit old churches — and some newer ones. Have you ever seen the Chagall windows? They were on display before they moved to Jerusalem at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. They were amazing.

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