Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Favorite Doorways- You Capture

This week I decided to participate in You Capture. When I saw that the theme was "doorways" I knew exactly what I wanted to photograph!

Near an old house not too far from where I live is an outbuilding with the most gorgeous wooden doors on the front. I find these doors somewhat intriguing because they have locks on them, though no one appears to live in the house or actually use this shed.


This is actually the location I used for my last photo shoot of my boys. I was so happy with the pictures I got that day! (so click on the link and go look at them!). The rustic doors make a wonderful backdrop for two rough and tumble boys!

Not far from the shed is an old dilapidated house that has no stairs, but it's doorway is gaping open.


It's funny how sometimes the strangest locations make for the best pictures. I got my best ever picture of Eli standing in this doorway. Inside the house the floor has caved in, and since there are no stairs Eli just had to stand there until I got the smile I wanted! I also sat both boys on the doorstep and got some great shots of them together.

Am I the only one that finds old buildings like this fascinating? For some reason they appeal to me, and make me wonder about the life they have lived. Besides, I think they make lovely photo backdrops!

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17 comments:

  1. I need to go and explore the areas around by me to find some intriguing areas to photograph!

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  2. You definitely are not the only one to find these old, on-their-last-legs buildings intriguing! I love those doors - great shot!

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  3. No, I love old buildings too! I love these shots.

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  4. No, you are not the only one that finds this fascinating. I love it too! There is a rustic, red barn near our house that I SO wanted to get pics of the kids in front of but someone fixed the area of the fence that was broken around the property (!) and I never got the chance. I'm not one for breaking and entering so...

    Love your photos, these and the ones of the boys! :)

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  5. Those wooden doors really are beautiful.

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  6. Those are some cool old doorways!

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  7. Your photos are great. I love old buildings too. The shoot you did with your boys is just lovely and the backgrounds are perfect. I am going to sneak a look at the rest of your blog now :)

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  8. No, you are not. I ADORE old buildings too!

    I understand why these are your favorite locations.

    I also visited the post of boys. Gorgeous!

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  9. gorgeous pictures and yes sometimes finding places like that make for the best pictures

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  10. Those are some great doors! I love old buildings.

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  11. Very beautiful shots. Love the wooden doors. They would make a nice backdrop for a weeding portrait, as well.

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  12. I've been looking for a place like that around where I live for a photo shoot. I'm always afraid to poke around too much. Those are awesome doors though.

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  13. Love Love Love!! Doors are great and you found some awesome ones!

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  14. Those doors are incredible! If I lived near you, I'd be doing family pics in front of them!

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  15. so cool, love the old weathered look!

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  16. Very envious of those doors for a photo backdrop

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