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Cottage Door

Cottage Door. Fuji X100. 23mm. ISO 400. 1/220 sec at f/4. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.

I was sorting through some images and came across this one. I think this has been posted before in a black-and-white version, but not the original color version. I think old wood doors are very photogenic. What do you think it is that makes old wood doors such appealing subjects to so many?

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11 Responses to Cottage Door

  1. I too love wood doors–so much personality. Also lighted lamps beside doors at night–so welcoming. Beautiful photo!!

    • Joanne says:

      Thanks! And thanks for visiting. I agree about the lamps! This image is enhanced by the lamp. Also the greenery that’s hanging across the door.

  2. This image has so much mystique to it. I agree – doors have their own personality and are a prelude to the style found behind :)

    • Joanne says:

      For some reason, wood enhances the mystery and the appeal, don’t you think? Wood doors have more character than nonwood doors. Especially old weathered wood. It’s like the door holds within it the stories of all those who have crossed its threshold.

  3. abu zar says:

    other than being visually pleasing most of the times…I think doors have a sense of mystery – there is something unknown on the other side and this I think does appeal to viewers. We like to see pictures which makes us think (or makes us think that we are thinking :) !

  4. Tina Morin says:

    This is a wonderful picture. The red, rustic door certainly enhances (for me) the allure of what may lie beyond. Beautiful image!

  5. Tina says:

    Perhaps, but sometimes what I imagine lies beyond the door is more satisfying than what may actually be there! So in some sense, I’m hesitant to go beyond!

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