Sunday, February 6, 2011

through a glass sleetly

do you remember the old filmstrips?
this is actually the view out a side window of the house next door
and its second floor balcony
in the midst (and mist) of a freezing rain

23 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

That must have been one fancy house in its day. You seldom see real colored glass in windows these days. Not sure why. I guess it costs too much money and Lowes and Home Depot don't sell them.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow, the colours highlight so much in relation to all the white and coldness back there...
God bless you!
Cezar

Malyss said...

Old movies were in Black and white, this one is in white and white!So much white around makes you to desire colors

Birdman said...

I can remember colored glass like this in a few of our windows, especially the ones with window seat to view the world going by.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I remember film strips. Kids today would probably consider them way too low tech.

If your photo was taken from the house next door, I hope the sleet let up before you had to go back home.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

When I was a little kid in the early 1950s we lived with my grandmother for a time. Their old house had a detached garage with a side door that had a row of colored glass squares around a center pane of clear glass. I remember being in the old garage watching beams of colored sunlight pouring through the dust in the air. The garage had an old dirt floor and the place smelled of motor oil and paint cans. It was one of my favorite places.

Sharon Creech said...

I love this window and this interesting photo and that you mentioned the film strip likeness---my mind would have been searching for what that reminded me of.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

superb!

Amin said...

Beautiful photo!

magiceye said...

superbly composed!

VP said...

Colored glass is always a good photo op...

slim said...

I love those colorful window panes and I do remember those sprocketed strips. I had my students create filmstrips. I can still put my hand on a projector or two.

Small City Scenes said...

Nice strip of colored glass. One needs color when the world is full of snow and that dratted freezing rain. MB

Sharon said...

Such a contrast between that brightly colored glass and the real view outdoors.

Jacob said...

I certainly do remember the old filmstrips...a staple of my career at one point.

Tremendous contrast in this photo...very well done!

Kate said...

Cubes of light such as those on the right always remind of of Piet Modriannn.

Irina said...

It amazes me every time how you compose the objects. Always a story behind the image.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Yes a colored film strip next to a Victorian type home -- nice shot. -- barbara

Randy said...

I love old stained glass windows and this one is lovely.

JM said...

Amazing composition and contrasts!

Missouri Gal said...

Very nice photo! Your a brave soul going out in freezing rain!

Doug Hickok said...

I love the way you composed and cropped this image, bright foreground colors contrasting with a monochrome background. Excellent observation!

Carraol said...

Nice composition with a reminisce of Mondriaan!