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Spes, Caritas & Fides (Faith, Hope & Charity)

Posted by
Jules (Drayton, United Kingdom) on 1 June 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Posted for the Aminus3 theme "The Power of Three"

This stunning 19th century window designed by Edward Burne-Jones and made by William Morris is typically Pre-Raphaelite. The window at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, depicts Faith, Hope & Charity, a group of Christian martyred saints.

Their mother is said to have been Sophia (Greek for Wisdom); though Sapientia (Latin for Wisdom) is also mentioned in some accounts but not as their mother. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, these were, in fact, two groups bearing by coincidence the same names.

The names are also the words designating the three key Christian virtues mentioned in the Apostle Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians.

NIKON D90 1/100 second F/6.3 ISO 640 97 mm (35mm equiv.)

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot, the exposure was very well controlled

1 Jun 2012 6:02am

fereshteh from Iran

Excellent shot, so beautiful colors.

1 Jun 2012 6:16am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Well done Jules - exposure and definition spot on.

1 Jun 2012 6:24am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Beautifully made image . . I sometimes think photography is the best way to view stained glass !

1 Jun 2012 7:08am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Not a single hot pixel in there, just magnificent.

1 Jun 2012 7:15am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful work of art.. lovely shot

1 Jun 2012 8:10am

Florence from Paris, France

Crop is perfect and colors are so vibrant ! A great work Jules. Those stained glasses deserve such a wonderful process, they truly are gorgeous. Look like they've been made a week ago.

1 Jun 2012 8:11am

Leigh from Northallerton, United Kingdom

Lovely shot. The old stain glass windows are so beautiful. what cracking set of pictures so far.

1 Jun 2012 9:13am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Bravo à toi!! c'est vraiment superbe cette photo!!!!

1 Jun 2012 9:46am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors!

1 Jun 2012 10:31am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

These are gorgeous windows, and well captured too

1 Jun 2012 11:11am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent shooting to capture all of these wonderful details and colors, Jules. Well done!

1 Jun 2012 11:16am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Fantastic artwork,and beautiful captured..a delight to watch !

1 Jun 2012 11:26am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un très beau tryptique.

1 Jun 2012 11:35am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Stained glass windows are truly a marvel. So under appreciated by modern youth. Definitely well captured. I agree that photography is a great way to view stained glass.

1 Jun 2012 11:35am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Outstanding colour and clarity!

1 Jun 2012 12:55pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

excellent light and details

1 Jun 2012 12:59pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful !! A very beautiful photo !

1 Jun 2012 1:27pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle mervielle ce vitrail, sueprbe cpatage e tiamge quelle maîtrise des lumières.
Belle soirée

1 Jun 2012 2:06pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid stained glass, beautifully accented by the light, the colors are magnificent. Good day.

1 Jun 2012 2:10pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Marvelous capture !! *****

Congratulations on the forthcoming Color SPOTLIGHT in advance

1 Jun 2012 2:35pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Magnificent colors and details on this splendid stained glass windows !!! Great shot and excellent exposure ...

1 Jun 2012 4:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is absolutely beautiful! The color and light are perfect.

1 Jun 2012 4:58pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful stain glass windows, nice peaceful mood ~ lovely capture!

1 Jun 2012 6:18pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I love this shot. Stained glass windows are so hard to capture, given the light issues, but you have nailed this one. 5*****

1 Jun 2012 7:44pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image of these three, spot on for exposure too from the looks

1 Jun 2012 7:57pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

wow! what a pity MadScientist isn't about to see the beauty of this!

1 Jun 2012 8:41pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Very interesting shot. Bravo !!!

1 Jun 2012 9:00pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent sharpness, detail and colours!

4 Jun 2012 6:52am

C. Intempor'elle from Paris, France

A Masterpeace !!!

5 Jun 2012 3:22pm

NIKON D90
1/100 second
F/6.3
ISO 640
97 mm (35mm equiv.)

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