Churches and chapels #6.
Whitburn Parish Church
Here is the modern recently installed west window in the ancient parish church at Whitburn village near South Shields. The window was designed and made by the artist Thomas Denny in 2004 and employs many of the techniques used in either the nineteenth or the fifteenth century.
Writing about his window Denny says;
“A ‘golden’ window could be sumptuous and vibrant without becoming excessively dark, the ambers and yellows that flicker through the Victorian glass in the entire aisle could be seen as emanating from the new glass. Technically these colours would be arrived at through the use of silver stain exactly as in the Victorian windows.”
I think you will agree, his work is indeed vibrant. In the enlarged picture you should be able to find figures on the left and a boat and fishes on the right.
Camera details; Pentax K100D, 60mm lens, 1/45 second, f4.5, iso 800