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September theme - Windows, doors and openings

Discussion in 'Forum Competitions and Themes' started by dream_police, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    This months theme is on windows, doors and openings.

    This popped into my head owing to my annoying habit (to my wife that is) on stopping to take photo's of doors and windows when I see one that I find attractive or of interest in some way. That was going to be the only 2 things I wanted to see here. I have however thought that openings themselves can be of interest, although they might not be by definition a window or a door.

    Ideally, the photo you post will have been taken because of the window, door or opening. It can be used as a frame for an object or person but the window etc must be one of the main reasons for that photo, and therefore forms part of the image not that it just happens to be in the background.

    There is a lot of opportunity out there, be it graffitied doors, decaying doors and windows, the light that an opening allows in, bright colours of doors etc.

    We pass them everyday, take a look and take a photo. As always, use this as an excuse to get out there but all photos, old and new will be judged.

    Good luck folks.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2019
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  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Just a few I have taken in the past couple of weeks.

    [​IMG]takeaway by Nigel G, on Flickr

    by Nigel G, on Flickr

    And this one from the last competition. yes, it was the bike, but it was the doorway that drew my eye.

    [​IMG]Reserved Mango by Nigel G, on Flickr
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  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I'll have to go out this month! I've nothing indexed as a window in Lightroom.

    In days passed when I started to first worry about lenses, resolution etc. I found that the view in the courtyard at Little Moreton Hall provided quite a challenge. This was an early outing with my 5D and 24-105 mm in 2007, results to be compared with those of my 6x6 film camera. Digital passed the test. I may go back before the month is out and try again with a 5Ds and my TSE-24.

    The text at the top reads :


    and to the right of the door way it says


    [​IMG]IMG_0025.jpg by Pete, on Flickr
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Oh yes! Like it. :)
  5. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Just down the road from me. We have been there a few times. Last year my brother in law, an American, was over in the UK for the first time. As well as being amazed that our house was only one year younger than the USA, we took hime here and his jaw dropped but that might have been because it didn't have a drive thru McD's or Starbucks attached.:)
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  6. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    That's nice to be nearby. It is a bit of a drive for us. Unless I am confusing it with Style, the last time we went it was scaffolded. I can imagine how an American would be amazed at the entirety when seen for the first time, it is just hard to believe that Elizabethan buildings, let alone delicate things like their glass and window frames can have survived.
  7. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Some oldies - but I promise some new ones soon. :)
    ap doors 1 going home.jpg
    After the meeting.

    ap doors 2.jpg

    Leave when the tide is low.

    ap doors 3.jpg

    At the butcher's shop.

    ap doors 5.jpg

    Anyone for a whisky?
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  8. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

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  9. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

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    MJB Well-Known Member

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  11. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Styal is very close but that is an old mill, Quarry Bank.
  12. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Yes of course, I should have checked, Speke not Styall.
  13. Bipolar

    Bipolar Well-Known Member

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  14. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Laycock Abbey window
    Views of Laycock Abbey window  175 yrs apart.jpg

    Two views of the same window 175 years apart
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  15. Bipolar

    Bipolar Well-Known Member

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  16. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Can't get much hotter off the press: taken this morning...

    Panasonic GM5_black 8GB 07 _1050552.JPG
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  17. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    And again...

    Panasonic GM5_black 8GB 07 _1050555.JPG
  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Through glass to glass.
    The sun is just breaking through - yeah!
    ap through glass to the window.jpg
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  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    An opening - a glass opening.

    ap vase.jpg
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  20. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Excellent theme.
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