Project Development

College Library, St Antony’s College

The review of my images, following my visit to St Antony’s on Thursday 01 August, revealed that the bright interior lighting had created significant reflected hot spots on the glass.  Consequently it seemed sensible to arrange a revisit for me to repeat the photographs with the lights off.  This had the possibility of being problematic, since the site is a working library.  However, the Head Librarian was kind enough agree to closing the library for half an hour first thing on Monday 12 August, allowing me the opportunity to re-photograph the two windows.

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Dominic Price (2019) Behold the Lamb of God [Clayton & Bell, ca. 1894 – College Library, St Antony’s College

This window was the most problematic thus far when it comes to deciphering the story.  Clearly it focuses upon St John, but it was many hours of work to identify the most likely references (sadly the College has no record describing the windows).

The window depicts the life of St John, with the Naming of John (Luke 1:63) uppermost and St John telling St Andrew to follow Jesus (John 1:35-42) in the lower half of the window.

Behold the Lamb of God
John 1:29

EXIF data:

  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM
  • 135mm | ISO-50 | f/8.0
  • Exposure range: 1/30sec – 1.6sec

The image is the result of the exposure blending by hand of 36 separate images.

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