Venetian Morning

by Fraida
(California)

This was taken on a recent trip to Venice, Italy while exploring the ever winding canals!

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by: Fraida

Thank you Julie...I very much appreciate the kind words! :)

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Venice
by: Julie

Oh, that's classic Venice! A great place to photograph windows. Very lovely -- thanks for sharing!

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Doorway to the Past

by David Feick
(Woodstock, Ontario Canada)

Doorway to the Past

Doorway to the Past

I took this photo at the Monument to the War of 1812 in Stoney Creek.
The interesting angle of this set-in doorway intrigued me and drew me in.

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by: Julie

I like this! It does make me feel a little dizzy but it definitely draws me in.

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Door in Portugal

We traveled to Portugal a few years ago. I loved all the doors and cobbled streets that European countries offer. It seems there is a picture every other step! This particular picture comes from a little walled town called Obidos. The street was on a slight hill so it looks a little off balance, but I think that gives it some of the European charm. I hope you like it!!

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by: Julie

The placement and distribution of the bright blue is what makes this image pop. Everything else is a little faded with age, and wonderfully lop-sided, but the blue gives a snap, and the straight edge at the right side orients us. Quite a lovely scene, and a well executed image. Thanks for sharing!

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Reflection

by Sandy
(Markham, ON, Canada)

This picture I took it in early spring from Edwards Garden. The white window frame and the reflection of the pine tree make the window frame more outstanding.

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Camp Picton B.C.A.T.P.

by Pamela Perrault
(Cobourg, ON., Canada)

Abandoned, just like the base.

Abandoned, just like the base.

Our photography club went on an outing to the old air base on Macaulay Mountain, Picton, former site of the British Commonwealth Air Training Program (BCATP) during WWII. This is where a Royal Air Force bombing and gunnery school opened in 1941 to prepare hundreds of British (and Allies') pilots for unrelenting WW2 bombing raids in Europe.

Almost 70 years later, the numerous structures on the sprawling site, now known as the Loch-Sloy Industrial Park, eerily look much like they did when first built - red roofs, wood shake siding and pale green doors and wood trim. That is because leasing these buildings comes with the caveat that restoration must faithfully adhere to the original colour scheme.

It was a very interesting and at times emotional day for us, but spying these abandoned car doors leaning against an H-Hut (barracks) gave us all a bit of a giggle: They are the exact shade of green of the wood trim on the H-Huts and Mess Halls making us joke that even cars have to conform.

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P. Perrault's Photo NEW
by: P. Abrams

Fantastic photo - sure says a lot. Colours, composition and details just great. Looking forward to more.

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by: missyLouWho

Brilliant composition. I love the unique subject matter; the colours and physical balance are brilliant.

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Robin's Egg Blue Doors! NEW
by: P. Whitton

Who would think that old car doors could make an attractive picture. I like it.

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P Perrault's Photo NEW
by: Annie

WOW! I am loving this composition of 'what remains'. Colour and balance and subject matter are all striking. Very nicely captured...

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P Perrault's Photo NEW
by: Anonymous

WOW! I am loving this composition of 'what remains'. Colour and balance and subject matter are all striking. Very nicely captured...

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SUPER SHOT! NEW
by: LINDA :)

WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY OF OUR HISTORY...AND TOPPED BY THE PICTURE OF THE DOORS. IT LITERALLY TAKES YOU BACK IN TIME. GREAT JOB PAM !! XOXO

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Fabulous! NEW
by: Jean

Great insight Pam! Most of us would have just looked at it as a pile of doors.

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Very Neat NEW
by: Jane

Very neat, and who even knew that was there. Thanks for the insight to the site and the "insightful" picture.

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by: Donna

Your picture is awesome,as always!!!!

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Awesome pic NEW
by: Donna

Your picture is awesome,as always!!!!

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NIce! NEW
by: Sandy

Great picture!

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Amazing NEW
by: Sheldon

Incredible pic and insight. After so many years, it's a wonder anything is still "surviving".

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Car 54 where are you NEW
by: Cam

great picture - I wondered where my car went

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The Past NEW
by: Margaret

A great picture and the memories of this time are special to many people. Marg

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Pam NEW
by: Eleanor

Pam:

What a wonderful picture. Uou have some great thoughts for the past history of the Camp Picton which we were not aware of. It is great that you share this with us.

Again another wonderful picture.

Eleanor

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base picture NEW
by: Anonymous

very good and detailed

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Abandoned

by Theresa
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

This is a window from an old, abandoned hut in the Bruce Peninsula.

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by: Julie

I like that broken glass in the window! The black is very strong, and pulls my eye a lot. Glad you didn't include too much. Thanks for sharing!

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I forgot my Wedding Ring, Wait here i will go get it.

by mark Wesley
(austin texas usa)

I forgot my Wedding Ring, Wait here i will go get it.

I forgot my Wedding Ring, Wait here i will go get it.

I forgot my Wedding Ring, Wait here i will go get it.

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by: Anonymous

Very nice Thanks

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Omg I can relate NEW
by: Anonymous

Love it thanks for the memory

Margie the wife

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A story NEW
by: Julie

Sounds like there's a story behind this photo! ;-)

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A part of our history heritage !!

These are some ruins from the Mackenzie King estate, where he came for his vacations... He was the tenth president of Canada..

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by: Julie

I know that spot - very beautiful. It's interesting to see just the windows and doors left standing!

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Why is There a Door?

by Mike Harvey
(San Jose, CA)

Alviso Marina Door

Alviso Marina Door

I was shooting in the Alviso (CA) Marina area and came upon this strange "door". There are actually three of them.

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by: Julie

Very curious! I like the image, because it does get you wondering. You've used the lines really well to lead us through, and into the "beyond." Nice capture! Thanks for sharing. Maybe another reader will chime in with a reason for the "door!"

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Relic

by Lorna
(Saskatchewan, Canada/Jalisco, Mexico)

I love taking photos of rustic objects, and this one was no exception. The chunky stairway welcomes you to this very small, very old structure named “Hermit's Cave” which was built into a hillside overlooking Pine Cree, one of Saskatchewan's regional parks. Although the doorway lacks visual flair, I chuckled at the obvious dimensions .... anything but structurally square!

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Through the Microwave Window

by Wendy Reeve
(Motueka, NZ)

Just for something a little different - as I walked through the kitchen my eye was caught by the reflection of the kitchen door and windows, in the window of the microwave door. A sort of double dose of windows and doors. Probably not a great photo, but I found it intriguing.

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by: Julie

It's a fun image, with lots of layers to explore since the reflections are nice and crisp. Well-spotted.


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Window Frame

by Harry Cartner
(London, Ontario)

This is a window from an abandoned house southwest of London, Ontario. It's 9 images merged together using NIK HDR Pro.

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by: Julie

What a pretty window! Your HDR treatment makes it look a bit like a pencil crayon sketch.

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The way to Beyond

by Katherine Keates
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

The Way to Beyond

The Way to Beyond

Nothing like Italy to provide a romantic scene of a mundane subject. I loved how the wall behind looked like the sky, in my mind's eye, which made the shuttered window appear to be a way to beyond.

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Bygone Charm

by Manfred Meilinger
(Wasaga Beach, ON)

During a recent visit to Bygone Days Heritage Village in Collingwood I couldn't help taken this image. It's a very old double hung window with the original glass panes. Something we don't see very often. The window at the adjacent building was an added bonus.

Cheers
Manfred

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by: Julie

You've captured a wonderful story here through your composition. That second window is key to the success of the image. You've also handled the exposure really well to get detail in both the darks and the lights. Well done!

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The Secret Garden

by David Weyman
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

The title says it all!

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by: David

Hi Julie:

The metering was centre-weighted average with 0 ev and I didn't use any HDR in PP. I increased exposure by a third of a stop and adjusted highlights and shadows (in Aperture). The histogram came out entirely in the left half with no clipping.

This photo really spooks me with the Exit sign over the door and the black windows, the intense colours this side and the faded emptiness beyond with the funereal evergreen!

David

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by: Julie

I know that spot! ;-). Tricky lighting here with it being so bright on the other side of the door. Did you use any HDR in processing to even things out?

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Past Secrets

by Roy Burson
(Fort Worth, TX USA)

While in Georga I came across this old building. The way the sutters were hanging with the weathered boards and Spanish Moss made me wonder about the past secrets hiding in the dark interior.

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by: Julie

I love this! Everything is in such a state of decay, yet the red-orange paint seems to have retained all its intensity. It plays nicely off the green of the grass. The image does indeed make you wonder at what his window has seen. Thanks for sharing!

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Door In The Stones

by Gloria Rosner
(Irvington, NY)

I needed to take a picture of a door in the community where I live. I finally took this picture. I was surprised where I found the picture. It is a picture of the door for in stone structure for the local water company at the reservior.

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by: Julie

This is a wonderful find - a hidden treasure! I love the contrast of textures between the leaves and the rock, and the door itself.

You have a lot of good tones at the dark end of the tonal range -- mid-tone grey to black. However, there's not much at the light end. I think the image could be perked up a bit by increasing the exposure, so we get some lighter tones in the image, and "holding" the blacks where they are. The resulting histogram would be more spread out to use the full tonal range, and the image would have a bit more contrast and life as a result.

If you are shooting in JPEG and not post-processing your images, then next time, take a peek at your histogram while you're in the field, and increase your exposure a bit if you see that it doesn't stretch anywhere near the right.

A beautiful image which could be quickly improved with a minor tweak in post-processing! Thanks for sharing.

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Ice and Candlelight

by Brenda Campbell
(Dalkeith, ON)

An ice storm, and an old shed window in much need of a good winterizing, provided the back drop for this photo.

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by: Julie

I just love the contrast of warm and cool in this image. Love the highlight on the frame of the window panes, and the texture of the glass. Would perhaps like to see the shadows at the front opened up just a little. You've really created a great mood in this image. I can feel the warmth of the candle, and how cold it is outside. Thanks for sharing!

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Laotian Window

by John
(Bay Village, OH USA)

I took this photo last November at a temple in Luang Prabang, Laos. Because it's warm there year-round, often homes and temples don't have glass windows but instead are open-air and decorated with ornate rods such as these. Much more pleasing to the eye than the iron rods outside of N. American windows!

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by: Julie

The colours and the repetition make this very striking. I would never have guessed it was a window! I'm really enjoying seeing all the different variations of windows and doors across time and place.

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goatherders house

by paddy howes
(south africa)

GOAT HERDERS HOUSE

GOAT HERDERS HOUSE

The Goat herders house AUS NAMIBIA, is built amoungst huge rocks. We visited him on his little farm early one morning before he had taken the goats out to graze. His house is made of tin & wood. It must be very hot in summer!
..paddy howes

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by: Julie

I love how everything is blanketed in the same rust colour, even the animals. It took me a while to notice the dog! Having the hen in front is important to unbalance things just a little. You might want to burn it in a little to make it stand out a bit more. The warm colours do make it look warm -- as I imagine it is!

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Country church window

by Coralie Smith
(Motueka, New Zealand)

St John's Anglican Church

St John's Anglican Church

An old church in Waimea West, New Zealand offers a window of bygone years

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by: Julie

This is a very striking image. Your choice to let the wall go solid black makes the windows pop. I do like that there is still light on the cross in the middle. Very nice!

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Park reflections in window

by Janet Slater
(Langley, BC, Canada)

This is Campbell Valley Park in south Langley. You almost get lost in the reflection of the park in the window that was part of a beautiful old barn.

only one submission per month, please :) -- only the last one will be entered in the challenge. thanks :-) -- Julie

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Alhambra Door

by Janette Baillie
(Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada)

Granada View

Granada View

The Alhambra in Granada Spain is a photographer's paradise. Every where you look there are amazing textures and shapes, and the light! This view of the city of Granada caught my eye through this old wooden door.

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by: Julie

I like the way you've placed the major features to create a symmetrical composition, but that some of the elements within the image are asymmetrical, adding visual interest. Love the glimpse we get of the world beyond. Lots to look and and enjoy here!

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Canal Dog

by Ron
(White Rock BC Canada)

Apart from the architecture to be found in Bruge, this dog has to be the most photographed subject. He just loves to watch the world go by his favourite window above one of the many canals in this beautiful city.

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by: Janet

This photo did make me smile. Well done!

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Great! NEW
by: Anonymous

What a delightful capture! He must make a lot of people smile when they see him perched out of the window like a ever present sentry!

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Perfection! NEW
by: Pamela Perrault

Thank you for posting this shot. I love the colours and that the dog is even the perfect colour for the shot. I enjoyed reading the story and I notice that the dog's owners have put a pillow in the window so I'm guessing he snoozes there as well as standing guard.

For me, the best photos are ones that awaken my imagination and allow me to "embroider" upon what has already been stated.

You have my vote as this month's winner.

Thank you again, I love this photograph.

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by: Julie

This is just wonderful! The dog adds such a lot of extra interest and story to the image, and really makes this stand out from many other "run of the mill" images of windows. Great shot!

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The Color Purple

by Janet
(Langley, BC, Canada)

We were enjoying a leisurely walk in Jasper when we saw this door. Loved that they painted the door purple and added pots to compliment it.

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by: Julie

So pretty! The owners have done a lovely job or coordinating flowers, paint and pots to really personalise this door. You've captured it well, and balanced those purple elements in the frame. Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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what is behind these doors

by mary jane hall
(wainfleet)

I am curious as to what is behind these doors and each door leads to a different part of a garage. Why not have one door

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Dazzling Windows

by Mabel Au
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

The dazzling windows of a high-rise building in Toronto downtown, from a different perspective.

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by: Julie

Terrific perspective! It makes a very dynamic composition that draws our eye right up the building.

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DEAD END

by Luis A Vera
(Laflin, PA -USA)

OLD BATH HOUSE, EL YUNQUE, PR

OLD BATH HOUSE, EL YUNQUE, PR

THANK YOU JULIE, YOU ARE SO RIGHT ABOUT WINDOWS AND DOORS. IT SEEMS THAT THE SUBJECT IS A PHOTOGRAPHER'S FAVORITE. PERHAPS WE RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF LIGHT THESE ELEMENTS PROVIDE. MAYBE IS THE HISTORIC LAPSE OF TIME THEY HAVE SHELTERED. FOR WHATEVER DIVERSE REASONS, THESE ARE WELL PHOTOGRAPHED SUBJECTS.

A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND A FEW HOURS SHOOTING AT "EL YUNQUE" NATIONAL RAIN FOREST, PUERTO RICO. AS THE ONLY RAIN FOREST IN THE USA FOREST SYSTEM, THE SITE HAS PLENTY TO OFFER AND IT'S A MUST VISIT FOR ANY VISITOR TO THE ISLAND. THE AREA KNOWN AS BANO GRANDE, WAS DEVELOPED DURING THE DEPRESSION ERA AS A LOCAL SWIMMING AREA. IT REMAINED OPEN UNTIL 1976. VISITORS NOW CAN STROLL THE AREA ON A HALF MOON PAVED WALKWAY SURROUNDING THE POOL AREA. MOST VISITORS IGNORE THE STAIRS MIDWAY THE WALKWAY. THESE STEPS LEAD TO A DEAD END WHERE THE OLD BATH HOUSE BUILDING SITS. THESE ARE THE DOORS OF THAT NOW DEFUNCT STRUCTURE. ONCE A BUSY FUN PLACE NOW SITS QUIETLY AND SLOWLY CONSUMED BY THE FOREST CONSTANT HUMIDITY AND MOISTURE.

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AND LETTING ME SHARE A BIT OF MY ART WITH YOU. QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS ARE ALWAYS APPRECIATED.

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by: Julie

My brain's "face detector" is going off on this one. I see eyes and a toothless mouth :). Love the textures you've captured. It does look like Nature is slowly reclaiming this building. Thanks for sharing the image, and all the background info along with it. It's nice to hear the story behind the image.

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