Glass Masterpiece

© Michelle R. Kovach

Glass Masterpiece

Uploaded: September 04, 2006

Description

f7.1, 1/60, ISO 400, 18 - 55 mm zoom, Belmont, NC.

Comments

Michelle R. Kovach September 04, 2006

Taken at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens inside the Conservatory. This is the Stained glass dome ceiling inside the conservatory. It's 103 years old.
The ceiling is 25ft high from the base of the dome & nearly 50 ft wide.
There are 16 panels in the ceiling & over 2 million pieces of glass that make up the design. It took 25 glass craftsman 2 years to complete. There are 4 panels that represent the 4 gospels, one with an Eagle, one with a Lion, one with a Bull & one with an Angel. After the ceiling was constructed they welded it together as one piece & it took over 100 men to lift it into place with ropes & pullies.
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Roxanne M. Bubar September 04, 2006

What a stunning piece of art. #3264487

Michelle R. Kovach September 04, 2006

Thank you very much Roxanne! I appreciate all your comments!
Happy Labor day!
Michelle #3264495

Tonya R. Boles September 04, 2006

Wow, this is so cool. Thanks for sharing it with all of us... #3264496

Michelle R. Kovach September 04, 2006

Thank you very much Tonya! I appreciate all your comments!
Have a great labor day!
Michelle #3264499

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 04, 2006

Very Pretty! I love the design and colors!! Great POV as well, Michelle. Have a nice day! #3264525

Michelle R. Kovach September 04, 2006

Thank you very much Shelly! I appreciate all your comments!
LOL I'm sure they were probably laughing at me, but I was practically laying on my back for this one.
Have a great holiday!
Michelle #3264530

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe September 04, 2006

Way to go, gf...sensational capture of this glorious masterpiece!!!

ccc #3264602

Ray Clarke September 04, 2006

Lovely capture of a wonderful piece of art Michelle!!!(R) #3264614

Michelle R. Kovach September 04, 2006

Thank you very much Candice & Ray! I appreciate all your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle #3264645

Marie Fields September 04, 2006

Terrific image, Michelle! (too bad we don't get to see the shot of you taking this one LOL!) #3264760

Michelle R. Kovach September 04, 2006

Thank you very much Marie! I appreciate all your comments!
LOL I'm sure it was something else to see me.
Thank goodness no one else had a camera on me. LOL
Have a great holiday!
Michelle #3264781

Marcie A. Fowler September 04, 2006

ABsolutely beautiful Michelle!! THanks for the history behind it as well. #3264797

Joy Rector September 04, 2006

fantastic #3264970

Michelle R. Kovach September 04, 2006

Thank you very much Marcie & Joy! I appreciate all your comments!
Have a great holiday!
Michelle #3265268

Lisa D. Greer September 04, 2006

Neat image Michelle! :) #3265341

Bill Wyatt September 04, 2006

Beautiful designs and colors. Wonderful perspective and lighting. I love the full frame. Michelle! #3265388

Michelle R. Kovach September 04, 2006

Thank you very much Lisa & Bill! I appreciate all your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle #3265587

Tarun Bose September 04, 2006

Excellent capture of this beautiful design. Very crisp and colourful shot. Well done Michelle. #3265624

Stanley J. Contrades September 04, 2006

Outstanding exposure, Michelle, with extraordinary details and beautiful colors!! Excellent composition!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3265776

Jenny Bosmans September 04, 2006

Beautiful work of art and so is your capture of it, Michelle! :) #3265783

Michelle R. Kovach September 04, 2006

Thank you very much Tarun, Stan & Jenny! I appreciate all your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle #3265834

Sherry S. Boles September 04, 2006

Wow ~ This is beautiful! Great eye, Michelle! #3266113

Michelle R. Kovach September 04, 2006

Thank you very much Sherry! I appreciate all your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle #3266183

Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 04, 2006

Very beautiful! #3266184

Michelle R. Kovach September 04, 2006

Thank you very much Donna! I appreciate all your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle #3266191

John Connolly September 04, 2006

A breathtaking capture, Michelle! Thank you for the hisory and info as well. #3266499

Cesar J. La Rosa September 04, 2006

Excellent exposure and wonderful colors and composition, Michelle!!! This is indeed a beautiful Masterpiece. #3267433

Ronald F. Fischer September 05, 2006

Stunning capture, Michelle! #3268309

Michelle R. Kovach September 05, 2006

Thank you very much John, Cesar, & Ron! I appreciate all your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle #3268375

Dr Silly level-classic September 05, 2006

Beautiful capture of this beautiful piece of art. :O)
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Michelle R. Kovach September 05, 2006

Thank you very much Doc! I appreciate all your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle #3269261

Dan Holm level-classic September 05, 2006

Wow! GORGEOUS, Michelle!! The color, detail and pattern just leap off the monitor! #3270762

Michelle R. Kovach September 05, 2006

Thank you so much Dan! I truly appreciate all your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle #3270878

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 05, 2006

Michelle, excellent colors, detail, clarity and lighting. #3272240

Michelle R. Kovach September 06, 2006

Thank you very much Janine! I appreciate all your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle #3273037

Donna Roberts September 09, 2006

I am in awe of this image Michelle - I never take images inside buildings (or churches etc) because the last time I took some images of a vaulted ceiling at a local shopping mall the security guys told me off and I am too scared to venture inside again.
Glad you shared this amazing image with us.
:-) ddu
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Michelle R. Kovach September 09, 2006

Thank you so much Donna! I appreciate all your comments!
I've done a couple inside places. I've gotten ones in the State Capitol in CA & a couple of churches & malls. I wouldn't let one rotten person ruin your shooting inside. Most of the time people don't care. Those guys were probably just having a bad day & I wouldn't worry about it. LOL If you went back now I'm sure there would be different guards who didn't care. ;)
Have fun & keep shooting! Who cares what other people think!
Have a great day!
Michelle #3286892

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