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January 23, 2009 / Bo Mackison

Glass of Blue and Icy White

Granger Hall Library

Stained Glass Window in Grainger Hall Library

This is a small part of a large stained glass window in the business building on the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus.  I was trying to find something to photograph that didn’t send a chill of cold through my body, and thought I’d found the perfect subject when I saw this stained glass window. Once the photograph popped up on my monitor, however, I realized the blues and whites reminded me of the icy outside I was trying to ignore. At least I was warm while I was shooting since I took the photo from the interior of the library.

Watching all the students studying, makes me glad that that part of my life is in the distant past. I still love to learn, but I like to do it on my own schedule and pick my subjects with due consideration.

11 Comments

  1. montucky / Jan 22 2009 10:03 pm

    Very interesting and intricate pattern!

  2. uphilldowndale / Jan 23 2009 4:05 am

    I’m always drawn to stained glass, one day I will make some!

  3. Gandalf / Jan 23 2009 7:02 am

    I love the symetry in the photograph.

  4. suehenryphotography / Jan 23 2009 10:18 am

    Looks like it could also be a needlepoint pattern. I so agree with your comment “I still love to learn, but I like to do it on my own schedule and pick my subjects with due consideration.”

  5. Marcie / Jan 23 2009 11:03 am

    I guess there’s no escaping winter’s cool colors. Love the abstract composition. Very Mondrian!!!

  6. Laurie / Jan 23 2009 2:03 pm

    This is a gorgeous window. Love the lines. I thought it was a textile when it first opened.

  7. jeju / Jan 23 2009 6:32 pm

    makes me want to play super mario bros

  8. Richard Lovison / Jan 23 2009 8:29 pm

    Nice abstract… beautiful shades of blue.

  9. ybonesy / Jan 23 2009 8:44 pm

    Wow, dare I say it looks like a semiconductor chip?!

    That, and it reminds me of a Navajo rug, although in blues.

  10. HeyJules / Jan 24 2009 9:23 am

    Nice work here, Bo. Love the pattern and the clarity of the image. It reminds me of a poncho I wore in the ’70’s. 🙂

  11. Preston Surface / Jan 25 2009 6:28 am

    It is fun to learn and at your own pace. Neat shot and I agree, it is hard to escape the cold.

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