Unusual and touching stained glass window in Boxgrove Priory in the village of Boxgrove, West Sussex, England. Dedicated on the 17th September 2008 to Pilot Officer Billy Fiske. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1911, this American Hero was stationed at the nearby Tangmere Aerodrome during the Battle of Britain, and he was the first US serviceman to die in World War II and is buried in the churchyard. In the workshop you can see a clearer version of the window dedication.
He died for England.
You can read more about this amazingly brave man here:
A TRUE HERO
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dkmurphys (65172) 2014-02-26 1:09
A very attractive artistic tribute. I like this artwork, well taken.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-02-26 1:55
indeed,the scene the stained glass window present is very interesting and unusual(as we´re mostly used to see only religious scenes).
But apart from the scene I just love its strong graphical impact and combination of light and colors,which contributes here significantly to the success of your image.
Have a nice day
Nicou (152062) 2014-02-26 1:57
quel vitrail et compo sueprbe quel dessin mervielleux et ces tons et couleur grandisoe vue et image.
Bravo et amitié
emka (107795) 2014-02-26 1:58
Hello Brian, Unusual stained glass window dedicated to war hero. beautiful photo.
There were also Polish pilots in Britain. No. 303 ("Kościuszko") Polish Fighter Squadron was the most famous of 16 Polish squadrons in the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War. It was the highest scoring RAF squadron of the Battle of Britain. I can't find information how many Polish pilots died for England.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Royaldevon (43931) 2014-02-26 2:24
An unusual stained glass window, very modern in design and very strong in emotion. In this case, less is more! It has a strong impact on us, viewers, because of the colours and symbolism.
Have a great day,
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-26 3:34
il soggetto è originale come giustamente hai messo in evidenza nelle note.
Nello stess tempo è anche molto bello per come la figura è composta e per i colori molto vivaci.
Ciao e buona giornata
snunney (107513) 2014-02-26 3:56
A fine homage to this American airman with an unusual history. You have captured the stained glass very well with strong colours and excellent lines. Perfectly exposed and well framed. I have not heard this particular story before though I was aware that a number of Americans joined the RAF well before the United States joined the conflict after Pearl Harbour.
rychem (43360) 2014-02-26 8:12
I think it is really a great idea to delicate a stained glass to a war hero, it is a very modern stained glass, perfect photo with great details
dekanski (6110) 2014-02-26 11:19
yes, true hero! TFS
I like you photo, but the window does not - it's too kitschy for me!
jcpix (13950) 2014-02-26 19:29
Hey there Mr. Timecapturer...or better yet, Mr. T!
I pity the fool that doesn't like this picture! lol
You know, I'm surprised it hasn't received more feedback than what's in front of me, this is a lovely tribute for any serviceman, and this one in particular. I just hope it's not an indictment of American perceptions!? :o
I think its characterized stunningly well by the rich colors and converging arches of the window frame. You've composed this to be most effective for content and effect, bringing out the detail and emotion expressed. I had never even been aware there was a record of the first person ever lost in WWII, quite a fitting and deserved memoriam. As a few have pointed out, it's a bit unusual to see such stained glass work outside of a religious context, making this even more intriguing.
Hope you're keeping yourself out of trouble, or is that too much to ask? hehe Take it easy mate.
Cheers from the U.S.,
Corry (4508) 2014-02-26 20:22
Un très beau vitrail qui rappelle le souvenir de ce héros. Très bonne netteté de l'image. Bien fait.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-02-26 21:57
Le sujet de ce vitrail est vraiment inhabituel. Tu as bien maîtrisé le cadrage et l'exposition de l'image.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-26 22:08
You have shown us this super window in your own unique style, splendid colours, great frame, super mood to make us think and remember what our forefathers and allies did to get us to where we are today.
mirosu (16273) 2014-02-27 4:48
Excellent stained glass window. Superb close-up photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-27 21:18
Hello Brian - An unusual window and a fitting tribute to this American hero. Interesting to see the modern, bright design against the traditional Gothic arched windows. The colourful artwork has a lovely free flow to it. Warm regards Rosemary
HimalAnda (10671) 2014-02-28 12:41
This is an unusual stained glass, with a real story. The exposure is perfectly managed, allowing us to see many details.
Your note is very interesting too.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-26 1:07