the file above or at right, and you can download a copy suitable
for printing on your inkjet or laser printer.
Principals Color and
Black and White
is a color photo of Gary Olsen, Bryce Parks, and Brad Parks,
the three creative principals behind the making of Dubuque's
Stained Glass Project. Also on the page is a black & white
version of the same photo.
is the final print which you can use to illustrate an article.
It's a color jpeg which can be opened in PhotoShop, changed
to CMYK, or grayscale, and you can save it in the file format
(tif, pict, jpg) which is most suitable for your page layout
is a sales poster (lower left) that can be printed to an 8.5
x 11 inch page in your color ink jet printer. It have a blank
spot for details like a sales dates and times.
shot of the calendar cover and open spread. Jpeg RGB file
can be imported in PhotoShop resized smaller to gain resolution,
and optimized converted to CMYK for commercial print.
Clip Black & White
& White version of above graphic. Import and resize smaller
to improve resolution
Photo Color and Black & White
of Gary Olsen in color and black & white, principal designer
on the project
At left is
the final print. Its published dimensions are 21 x 30.25 inches.
It's printed on heavy, archival quality paper. The photography
is totally digital. No film was used at any time. Images were
captured in available light using the Sony DSC F505digital
camera. The camera uses a Carl Zeiss all glass lens and 2.1 megapixel
resolution. The images were downloaded to a computer workstation
where they were resized, keystoning and distortion removed and
colors optimized. Primary software used for image manipulation
is Adobe PhotoShop 5.5 and 6.0. The file is multilayered with
each window on its own layer to manage levels of transparency,
and composition (placement in the space).
image was totally rendered from scratch by Gary Olsen based on
the most popular skyline images in Dubuque's cityscape. You can
readily identify St. Raphael's Cathedral, St. Patrick's and St.
Mary's Catholic Churches, and St. John's Episcopal Church. The
Ryan House cupolas can also be identified. Rooftops and chimneys
are reminiscent of Dubuque's Golden Age of Victorian architecture
featuring mansard roofs of the French Second Empire style, and
steep roofs of the American Gothic style.
selected for the print based on how best they captured the design
and production technique favored. For example, architectural and
window design styles tended to fall into five design categories:
Gothic style, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern or Post Modern. Windows
were crafted in America, Germany, France and England.
Windows Were Selected:
were included in this project was not a juried competition by
any means. We sent out letters to all Dubuque churches asking
for permission to photograph windows. Not all responded, and those
who did were immediately on the top of our list. We followed up
with churches who did not respond, and managed to include a few
more in this project. Fortunately, the churches and residences
we absolutely wanted to include in the work (St. Luke's, St. Raphael's,
Nativity, St. Mary's, St. Johns, and First Congregational) all
responded immediately and enthusiastically to our invitation.
were many more windows we would have liked to feature, but there
just wasn't enough time nor space for a truly comprehensive study
of windows. We are confident, however, that we have included some
of the best.
Morrison Bros. Co. Ad (left)