Friday, December 21, 2012

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Weekend Reflections # 169)

Fort Worth, Texas (Fort Worth Opera House aka Bass Performance Hall)

This is a reflection of a 48 ft. (almost 15 meters) angel. It's one of two on the side of the opera house in Fort Worth. I captured the reflection in the window of the Barnes and Noble bookstore across the street. 
NF Inspiring Photography/Catching the light

"Glory to the newborn King!

Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Christ by highest heav'n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris'n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

 

  Merry Christmas!

 

 

 Please only link posts that have a photo or photos that contain a visual reflection.  Reflections can be on water,glass,metal or anything else as long as we can see the reflection.If needed, click the link near the top right corner for Weekend Reflections instructions. Now, lets have some fun with Weekend Reflections!

 

45 comments:

Audrey said...

Superbe statue,bravo,et joyeux Noel !

Malyss said...

Are you sure it's a reflection? the picture is so perfect!!
Barnes and "Noble"? quel joli nom! :o))

TexWisGirl said...

i kept looking for the reflection in your shot. silly me, should have known the whole thing was a reflection. crystal clear!

Sylvia K said...

That is indeed a picture perfect reflection, James!! Awesome capture!! Wishing you and your family a very wonderful and Merry Christmas! And, as always, thanks for the weekend fun!!!

Sylvia

'Tsuki said...

Merry chrismas to you too, James !!!

I just love your angel picture : the light fall so brightly on this face... Amazing.

I didn't know this song, and I find the lyrics so strong... Nice sharing for the week !

(Sorry for the lack of dynamism of my participation, but I have a bad cold since three days, and I couldn't get the reflection I wanted...)

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous light. :) Why not link it to my meme on monday. :)

Wishing you a Merry Christmas :)

http://nfmemes.blogspot.se/search/label/NF%20Inspiring%20Photography

Tina´s PicStory said...

if there wouldn´t be the line on top i will never believe it´s a reflection :) perfect!

Laura said...

exquisite reflections of light James!

Kay L. Davies said...

This is so beautiful, James, and so perfect, it's hard to believe it's a reflection. Just fabulous!
K

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family James!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

Lew said...

Wonderful clarity in this reflection!

Mama Zen said...

Perfect! Merry Christmas!

Alexa said...

Excellent reflection! Have a wonderful holiday, James.

cieldequimper said...

Fabuleuse photo pour cette fin d'année, joyeux Noël et j'espère qu'on pourra enfin se rencontrer en 2013 (don't pull my leg again saying that you didn't realize how close V. is to Paris!!! :-))

Norma Ruttan said...

superb! The angel is stunningly spectacular.
Merry Christmas, Felice Navidad, Joyeux Noel!

Jack said...

This is so clear it is hard to see that it is a reflection.

Merry Christmas, James.

Brian King said...

That's fantastic! It looks like you took a photo of the actual statue!

Lucy Corrander - M2 Photos said...

A very happy Christmas to you too, James. And thanks for all the work you do for Weekend Reflections through the year.

Lucy

Kerri said...

WOW - that is truly an amazing reflection!

Victoria said...

Beautiful angel !
Merry Christmas

Ava
http://connais-toi-toi-meme.biz

Valerie said...

A superb, relevant post indeed James. Many thanks for the pleasure and entertainment you've brought to many with your creative photographic captures throughout 2012. Wishing you and yours a joy-filled Christmas

Loredana Donovan said...

What a beautiful angel! Merry Christmas! :)

Louis la Vache said...

A $2,640,000 1938 Talbot Lago to reflect upon...

raf said...

Marvelous reflection to fit the season, James!

lorrisrealm said...

Lovely capture of light and reflections.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

You'd never know this was a reflection. The angle of your shot increases the drama of the image.

Minoru Saito said...

Merry Christmas. Thank you for sharing with you.

HansHB said...

Such a great photo and an awesome reflection too!
I wish you a Merry X-mas!

Carola said...

What a great reflection, it doesn't look like.
I wish you Merry Christmas!

Pam :) said...

Fantastic lighting! It took a moment to realize it was a reflection.

Merry Christmas, James.

Misty DawnS said...

Wow! That is a very clear reflection!
I've had my post up for awhile, but forgot to sign it! Hate when I do that!

Stickup Artist said...

I actually met the sculptor who created this. Isn't it gorgeous! I love the wings, the folds in the material, the gesture and the horn is such an original touch.

I also want to wish you and Vicki and your families a Wonderful Holiday Season. I know you will, as Charles Dickens said, "Keep Christmas well."

Have a Very Merry Christmas!!

imac said...

Wonderful Reflection James, Love the light on the Angel also.

TheChieftess said...

Wow!!! What a wonderful reflection!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderful photo for the Season ~ Awesome ~ Happy Holidays to you ~ ^_^


(A Creative Harbor) ~ aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

Regina Laurel said...

Beautiful and love the Christmas carol!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Regards James.

Regina

Francesca Muir said...

Stunning James. Wishing you and all at Weekend Reflections a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and fabulous reflections! Love from Sydney x

Karl Demetz said...

Merry Christmas, James!

Wind said...

Merry Christmas!



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tapirgal said...

Lovely Deco angel for the season. Merry Christmas, James!

RuneE said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your dear ones!

Madge Bloom said...

Hoping you and yours have a wonderful day together to celebrate the meaning of Christmas ~ faith, family and friends.

Hilda said...

It's so clear I had to go back up to the picture after reading your commentary and only then did I notice the top part of the frame that you didn't crop out. Fantastic shot!

It was good to hear from you again, James. I hope your Christmas was wonderful!

NatureFootstep said...

thanks for joining Inspiring Photography. :)