Friday, March 1, 2013

Focus on: A Knock on the Door!

What's behind door number 1? 


Sally Russick from The Studio Sublime has been giving us prompts for a couple of months now, to help us explore our photography skills and sensitivity. This week's prompt is "Knock, Knock."

Here's what Sally writes: 

 Let's open some doors to see what awaits us on the other side.

Is it a door that holds opportunity?
A door that holds a story?
Is it a door you have been hesitating to open?
Is a gate to a new life?
A door to a new adventure?
Is it a door that holds a memory?
Is it the perfect door for a simple picture?

You have arrived at the door for a reason, open it up and step in

Well, see, here's the thing. I included several shots of doors in last week's post. I still have some that I didn't use. Should I use them? Part of my personal approach to this project is to make new pictures for each week's prompt. Hmm, I combined a little of each, and came up with this. 





Are we going in? Nope, you are going to have to use your imagination here......

I will, however show you the same door, and the rest of the building on a sunny day. It's an old cold cellar on our property, and my grandmother used to store produce and canned goods there years ago. And it's always been a little spooky to me!


 You can follow the action on Sally's blog. 

29 comments:

  1. Lovely photos! the black and white element to the ones above adds to their lines and ambiance :)

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  2. Hi Beti,
    The first three photos relate the spooky feeling you mentioned, but then seeing it in the sunshine it is not all that scary, but I would still not want to venture inside.
    Therese

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  3. Oooooh, isn't it amazing how a little sunshine can completely change your perceptions??? I'm reading a Stephen King novel right now, and your shed fits right in!

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  4. That is an interesting perspective, kinda makes the hair rise on your arms. I never did like cellars.

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  5. I was thinking "spooky" as I looked at the photos! Really great photos!

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  6. The B&W definitely make it look spooky and I'm sure if one was to go inside it would be for real. Nice photos though!

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  7. Love your 'shed' and I have one just as spooky (you can't catch me in there when it's dark outside). What a difference a little bit of colour and sunshine can make!

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  8. isn't interesting, how some doors are much more inviting than others...??
    really great photos :)
    no. 23

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  9. Yes I can imagine nasty older brothers/sisters/cousins threatening to lock younger pests in there! Does it have steps going down underground? The first three pictures really make the building more interesting! Less is defintely more in those pictures!

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    1. Oh, yes, it does have steep steps down into the earth, and a strangely fascinating vent in the back, coming up out of the ground. And the requisite cobwebs, and scurrying sounds in the corner. Fortunately, it also is wired for electricity!

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  10. Love this series of photos too...spooky!!!

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  11. What a wonderful old building to photograph. I can imagine it's kind of scary and you did a great job of showing that with the close ups and effects.

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  12. Great pics! I can understand the spookiness with the pictures, but I'll bet it holds some wonderful memories as well?

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  13. Oh what a tease you are! ;) Ha! I do like to use my imagination though! Very cool shots and a neat perspective.

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  14. What a cool, old door! Love the edits you did and how it does look a bit scary in the photos. Why is it that cellars seem to have the 'spooky' quality going on?

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  15. What a fun trip! It is amazing how daylight can totally shift things.

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  16. It does look kind of spooky, doesn't it? Great photo.

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  17. Such a great story. I would want to know what was inside. If I had it I would still put produce in it for the winter. Just think of all the delicious food that came out of your door.

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  18. Ohhh...I love old doors like this - I love the textures and color. What an amazing picture to share with us!

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  19. My Gram used to have one of those and with the food prices going up I am sorry that I didn't learn to can from her.

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  20. Love pictures of old buildings. And you captured the old cold storage cellar in a vey spooky manner. Great.

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  21. Boy that brought back memories of my Grandmother's cold cellar for her canned goods. I found it spooky, too, but I do wish I had some of her pickles and strawberry jam.

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  22. That is a great series. It does look a bit spooky.

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  23. Yeah, spooky for sure! But I bet it made a great storage space :)

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  24. Wonderfully enticing door. Bet you would feel your grandmother in it, if you did go in.

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  25. This is very spooky in the darkness. The overgrown brush makes it very mysterious!

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  26. Oh Beti, I love the eerie dare to walk in look of the doors!

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  27. It does look kind of creepy, but I would have to go through that door! Curiosity would just get me in the end. Great shots.

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  28. Okay, I have to step in here and say that the door to the cold cellar is blocked from opening any farther by vegetation. I had a heck of a time getting it open that far! Maybe when we get out the gardening tools....

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