I specifically chose this section of the Trade House window for my Easter Day post because it was donated to Glasgow Cathedral by the Bonnetmakers and Dyers and when I was growing up women and girls always had a new Easter Bonnet to wear to church. In fact, there was often an Easter Bonnet Parade and the best hat was chosen as the winner
The fourteen Incorporated Trades of the city are each represented in this window, According to tradition, the forbears of of these trade unions saved the Cathedral from destruction at the hands of a mob in Reformation times.
I stand under correction but I think this 1951 installed window was designed and made by William Wilson (1905–1972) a celebrated Scottish stained glass artist, printmaker and watercolour painter and a member of the Royal Scottish Academy.
Easter greetings - enjoy your holiday
More can be read about the history of the trades - http://www.tradeshouse.org.uk/individual-crafts/bonnetmakers-dyers.aspx
Glasgow cathedral contains probably the finest collection 20th Century stained glass, much of it by Scottish artists, to be seen in Scotland…
— Ian MacNair - "Glasgow Cathedral: The Stained Glass Windows"
Here is a larger version
This photograph is copyright of Rosemary Walden - © Rosemary Walden 2014. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of the image in any form is prohibited. You may not, except with my express written permission, copy, reproduce, download, distribute or exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system
Critiques | Translate
Royaldevon (34665) 2014-04-20 1:03
You still retain lots of traditional links with the 'old country'!
This is a lovely shot of the stained glass window and so pertinent for the day not only in the Easter Bonnets but in the link to the church. I'm not a religious person but these links are deep in our psyche.
The photograph is sharp, the colours rich and the composition spot on!
Today will be duck race day, in our village. About 2,000 plastic ducks will descend the beck, round hairpin bends and under ancient bridges, to the finish line in Wycoller village. Monies raised help to fund the Agricultural Show, later in the year.
Let's hope the weather holds!
Have a lovely Easter Day,
lousat (85018) 2014-04-20 1:22
Hi Rosemary,i like a lot pics like your and it seems that we had the same idea for the Easter greetings postcard...ehehe....your is a great close up,not easy to do,made in a fantastic exposure to have the best colors and very bright detail.I wish you all the best me too and thanks! Luciano
COSTANTINO (61391) 2014-04-20 1:56
Hello dear friend
many wishes for happy Easter
interesting capture welldone and wellseen
your notes are very useful too
have a nice Easter day
Nicou (133338) 2014-04-20 1:58
sueprbe iamge de cette vitre ce vitrail sueprbe le couleur et le dessin quelle vue pour ce jour de pâques très bin vu.
Bravo et amitié belles fêtes
snunney (92460) 2014-04-20 3:15
Thank you for this pin sharp image of a lovely and unusual stained glass window. Ideally exposed and with excellent colours. Happy Easter to you and yours.
marabu61 (9945) 2014-04-20 4:37
Attractive stained glass window and a perfect contribution to celebrate easter. One can only admire the craftsmanship of those artisans. Lots of lovely details to be discovered here.
have a great day and happy easter
Sergiom (70532) 2014-04-20 5:28
La technique est impeccable. Le cadrage très soigné et les couleurs très bien rendues. Une belle photo de circonstances ou les couleurs de la nature reprennent vie.
Silvio1953 (133690) 2014-04-20 5:58
ciao Rosemary, fantastic stained glass, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (48735) 2014-04-20 6:07
It's a work of fine art! Coolly an elegant shot so creatively captured allowing us to enjoy this amazing amounts of delicious details in the glass panel. Excellent crop, well lit with gorgeous glowing vivid colors and striking contrast. Very stylish indeed so well captured accompanied by your excellent description, Congrats.
Noel_Byrne (28160) 2014-04-20 7:19
I often find it incredible what can be read inside the detail of stained glass, and this is a fine example. I have to admit, I didn't even know there was such a thing as a bonnet maker :) I know the word bonnet and it certainly has close connections to easter, so a very apt post for today indeed. Beautiful colors, and nicely done on the framing of this too, I always find close ups of windows difficult as the lines of the edges always seem to warp funny shapes and makes the image hard to crop. This is perfect though.
Happy Easter to you and yours!
siudzi (34141) 2014-04-20 10:46
This is a great and very well captured stain glass window. Its colors and details were executed perfectly to admire its beauty. Perfect work! Very well done.
jjcordier (79289) 2014-04-20 22:22
Une photo de qualité remarquable de cet intéressant vitrail. Exposition impeccable.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-21 3:03
beautiful stained glass window capture. Not easy to get the light just right but this is perfect, with the detailing and colours just exceptional and beautiful.
Have a good week - B.
tyro (22944) 2014-04-21 7:41
An interesting note about this trade house window, windows of this type seeming to be quite common in Scottish churches. And a fine photograph and presentation for Easter too.
You have not been so foolish as I was and you have used a respectably low ISO for this picture which is impeccably clear and sharp, noiseless (!) and has glorious vibrant colours. Your exposure is bang-on too with no blown-out areas whatsoever.
P.S. This is inspiring me to get into Glasgow Cathedral myself sometime soon and take some pictures. I believe that this building suffered a good deal less than many churches during the Reformation and has some very interesting features as well as this fine window.
mesutilgim (90670) 2014-04-21 7:52
Very nice stained glass window perfect captured. Good layout and light management.
Unlike many similar Windows something here is quite unique. I think that's the effect of a woodcut or cupper engraving.
Many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
photoray (13725) 2014-04-21 14:50
I am a big fan of stain glass art, and your view is both historical and artisitic.
A fine tribute to Easter bonnets and the Glasgow Cathedral.
Thanks for sharing,
macjake (63154) 2014-04-21 17:47
wow, thats one busy glass stained window!
usually its easy to make out the subjects, here its more collage-type.
these windows are beautiful arent' they! so much work and craftmanship goes into them.
I really respect that.
and for photos, like i said in John's latest stained glass window post, it wasn't until i was on TE that i began noticing the benefit of photographing them.
wonderful story in the note, perfect theme for TE.
tedesse (25133) 2014-04-26 1:47
Interesting stained glass.
Nicely framed image, in beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.
I cordially greet