Weekend Photography Challenge #422 Doors, Gates and Fences

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  • #390771

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Inspired by Micheal's door image a week or so ago, and Federico's post on photographing the mundane ……

    https://www.lightstalking.com/photographs-of-cables/ by Federico Alegria

    https://www.lightstalking.com/mundane-look-good/ by Jason Row

    https://www.lightstalking.com/see-how-these-photographers-took-the-mundane-subject-of-windows-and-made-their-shots-interesting/ by Rob Wood (Admin)

    https://www.lightstalking.com/fences/ by Rob Wood (Admin)

    • This topic was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by  Tersha.
  • #390773

    Click
    Participant

    What sights these windows must have seen

    What sights these windows have seen

  • #390774

    Michael
    Participant

    My selection is an image of a window from an old covered bridge. I called it “Dave & Susan” for obvious reasons. Michael

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  Michael.
    • #390780

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I like this a lot Michael. The composition, the lines and the string contrasting colors all work to make this an image with a story/stories.

    • #390789

      Gray B
      Participant

      The colors are fantastic Michael and the lighting certainly fits the mood.  I hope Dave and Susan had some privacy after carving their names 🙂

    • #390942

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Beautiful light, color and texture. A tiny section of wall showing so much history.

      • This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by  Dave Watkins.
    • #391167

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      I like this a lot as well. Very nice. Rich colors, perfect composition, and a story created in the mind.

  • #390776

    Click
    Participant

    The grass is browner on the other side of the fence

    Wooden Rainbow

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  Click.
  • #390777

    Click
    Participant

    The Great Escape

    The Great Escape

    • #390781

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Another of your creative images with an equally creative name. Be careful Click, it looks like it's a dragon that's escaping.

    • #390787

      Gray B
      Participant

      Whoa!  Dragon escaping, RUN!  I typed this before reading Bobbie above :).

      • This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by  Gray B.
    • #390870

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Click: Life finds a way. (Jurrasic Park, Jeff Goldblum).

    • #391168

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Wonderful find, Click!

  • #390784

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Frozen fence wire.

    • #391169

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Dave- Macro perfection!

    • #391250

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Wonderful image Dave. You perfectly caught every detail including the ribbons of contrasting color which strength to the horizontal dimension without detracting from the icicles.

      • #391341

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I appreciate the kind words Kent and Bobbie. Thank you.

  • #390786

    Gray B
    Participant

    Dave, I like everything about this composition.  I even tried to enlarge it to see if there were any refections in the ice.  No reflections, but frozen bubbles, even better.  Simple yet complex and very interesting.

    • #390840

      Marcia J
      Participant

      Simple yet complex, so true! Love it!

      • #390944

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thank you both for your comments. 🙂

  • #390797

    Roger Wehage
    Participant

    Sort of a door…Ok, a doorway.

    • #390965

      Holly K
      Participant

      It's sort of like a doggie door in the forest!

  • #390800

    Roger Wehage
    Participant

    Fenced-in tree trunk…

    • #390966

      Holly K
      Participant

      Like Erik said, it reflects the quote in Jurassic Park… “Life finds a way.”

  • #390841

    Marcia J
    Participant

    A Look into My World…

     

    A Look into My World

    • This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by  Marcia J.
    • #390869

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Great framing Marcia.

    • #390937

      Andre P.
      Participant

      This could be some sort of Japanese print

    • #390940

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Very striking Marcia. You live in a beautiful world. Thanks for sharing.

    • #390945

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Beautiful scene captured beautifully.

    • #391094

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Beautiful minimalist image! I agree with Andre's comment, it reminds me of Japanese aesthetics.

    • #391170

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      This is fantastic, Marcia!

    • #391388

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Agree with all the above.

  • #390854

    Tom M
    Participant

    A Fence and a House…

  • #390891

    “I don't think they're home.” One of my earlier light paintings.

    Sliding glass doors in my living room.

    DSC06688

     

  • #390898

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Fence…

    Another Beginning

    A different kind of door after a touch of frost…

    Anybody Home?

    • #391252

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Nice Leanne. The horse scene could be part of a complex dream with the softness of the hazy light contrasting with the sharpness of the barbed wire.

    • #391706

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Such beautiful colors and poetic haziness in the first image  🙂

  • #390899

    Click
    Participant

    Ingenuity

    Make do

    • #391387

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      It took several “looks” before I realized this was made from hangers!

  • #390902

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Border Security

  • #390908

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    If you go into the woods today…

    • #390947

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      …you may never return. Nice atmospheric shot.

    • #390967

      Holly K
      Participant

      … you may be caught in a Twilight Zone episode.  Great lighting and mood.

    • #391030

      Preston
      Participant

      …cut down the mightiest tree with a herring? I wouldn't go past the gate!

    • #391386

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Wonder what it used to be like. Looks as if there could have been a beautiful garden there at one time.

  • #390925

    Rob Eyers
    Participant

    Don't fence me in.

    Tumble Weeds

    • #391385

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      So simple and effective. Leaves me wondering what's beyond the horizon and to either side.

  • #390930

    Roger Wehage
    Participant

    Hospitality fence.

    • This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by  Roger Wehage.
  • #390932

    Andre P.
    Participant


    Now, who is behind the fence ?

    • #390941

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Interesting composition. You showed that each animal has its own personality and interests.

  • #390933

    Andre P.
    Participant


    The fence – and the guard

  • #390934

    Andre P.
    Participant

    A cow must have rubbed too hard at the fence

  • #390936

    Roger Wehage
    Participant

    View of doors after medicinal pot.

    • #391384

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      I'll admit, never tried pot, smelled enough of it , but now the “virtual” experience.  Maybe my glasses just need adjusting.

  • #390938

    Andre P.
    Participant

    It should be Challenge # 422, no ?

    • #390974

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      It should be Challenge #422 ….Yes!
      Thanks, I didn't notice. 🙂

  • #390946

    Bobbie
    Participant

    “Houston, we have a problem”
    Inside: no smoking motel room. Outside: rain

    • #390953

      Gray B
      Participant

      😂 Nice catch Bobbie.

    • #391171

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      OMG, Bobbie! This is awesome! What a great capture.

    • #391203

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Brilliant Bobbie!

    • #391253

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Thanks so much for you comments Gray, Kent and Diane

    • #391383

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      This image has a story to tell. What a shot! BW seems to be perfect for this image, Bobbie.

    • #391492

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Great one!  I agree that b&w is perfect for this scene.

    • #391530

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Thanks for your comments Pat & Janeska. This is an older color image. I decided to change it to B&W when I looked at it again for this challenge. I'm glad you think that was a good choice.

  • #390948

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Neglected cemetery.

    • #391029

      Preston
      Participant

      I find it ironic that the “Flora Cemetery” is covered in plant life…

      • #391153

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Nice catch Preston.  🙂  Now I'm wondering if I can find a Fauna Cemetery with deer, racoons and chipmunks.

  • #390951

    Roger Wehage
    Participant

    Neglected cemetery, a nice place to retire.

  • #390975

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    on and on and on ….

    fence...  on and on ......

    • #391172

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Beautiful… just a visual treat!

    • #391448

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      This just hurts to  look at Diane, that is a lot of fence that needs fixing. Reminds me of my younger days and the time spent riding the fence line.

  • #391028

    Preston
    Participant

    Projected Gate

  • #391159

    Sal Shaf
    Participant

    Doors

  • #391173

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    farm truck

    A little different take on ‘doors'.

    Trollin Country Style

    A fence doesn't always block the view…

    You are not allowed!

    • #391202

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Love the car shot Kent!

    • #391254

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Great images Kent. I especially like the car and the gate. The editing on both images adds to the possible stories. That's one more skill I really have to work on.

    • #391305

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Love the car doors. Clever, effective and memorable.

    • #391343

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      I'm climbing on board the farm truck bandwagon. Imaginative composition and the narrow strip of green foliage at the bottom helps add more depth to the image. Fun to look at.

      • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by  Dave Watkins.
    • #391371

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      You must have posted the truck pix before Kent…I remember it well. Still like it a lot.

      • #391587

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Yeah. I think I did at some point. It's an older picture.

  • #391201

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    This fence is ‘fronted' by very large slabs that look very old, I don't know what they are, maybe old floor slabs, or from a cemetery…….

    fence and slabs

    • #391346

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      I like the angle you chose here. Colors and light are pleasing as well.

      • #391779

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Dave, I took a few different angles before I chose this one, I'm glad it worked out.

    • #391356

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Very intriguing Diane!

  • #391204

    Pat Garrett
    Participant

    This is not a glamorous image, but it is an unusual fence discovered on a back road. The entire property is “fenced” by snowmobiles of various ages, colors and stages of decay. Fascinating. This is one small segment.

    • #391355

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      That almost looks like it could be a modern art installation… you know like Cadillac Ranch with the row of Cadillacs that are stuck in the ground.

      • #391380

        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        I've seen the Cadillac Ranch and it is a sight. Perhaps this art exhibit is meant to display the evolution of the snowmobile – necessary machines up here Thanks, Kent.

  • #391244

    Tom M
    Participant

    No Glass…

    • #391382

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      A little drafty but no need to wash it. Great for someone who “doesn't do windows”

  • #391245

    Tom M
    Participant

    Pioneer Snow Fence…

  • #391255

    Bobbie
    Participant

    No Door
    In contrast to Kent's image, everyone brave enough to enter is welcome here.

    • #391352

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      🙂 What lies in the darkness of the beyond?

      • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by  Kent DuFault.
      • #391535

        Bobbie
        Participant

        I'm not sure I want to know Kent. I met enough unknown prickly things outside when I went low to get the shot. If you ever get over here, I'll take you there and you can check it out for yourself 🙂

  • #391285

    JasenkaG
    Keymaster

    Found this door while urbexing!

    • #391351

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Nice! Love the Minimalist view and somber tones and colors.

    • #391536

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I totally agree with Kent. Brave shot!

  • #391381

    Pat Garrett
    Participant

    One of my favorite doors – a garage turned artist studio

    • #391410

      Holly K
      Participant

      Great composition!

    • #391539

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I can see why you like it Pat. It gives me a feeling of joy.

  • #391411

    Holly K
    Participant

    Rainbow, CA

    • #391445

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Rustic and works it's way through the frame.

  • #391442

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    This was a railroad bridge from the 1800s converted to a fenced in walkway over clear creek.

  • #391480

    Hi,

    Please can you tell me how these challenges work please.

    What are the rules, are there prizes etc.

    I am new here

     

     

     

    • #391601

      Holly K
      Participant

      Send an email to [email protected] and they can send you details.

    • #391609

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Hi @masterofphotography, the Weekend Challenge starts on a Saturday, with a new challenge every week. It runs for the week, you can post as many images that fit the theme as you like, they can be from your archives, or maybe you'll be inspired to go out and take some new shots. There is no prize, the challenge is for fun and inspiration. 🙂
      Looking forward to seeing some of your work!

  • #391504

    OMG. (Old Melbourne Gaol (Jail))

    #25

     

  • #391611

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Anyone remember the song ‘Green Door?

    The Green Door

    • #391625

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Yes, I do. And I am about to post one too, Tersha. Love the textures in these doors and buildings. Wonder who walked through them – but then, maybe I don't want to know.

    • #391887

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Doesn't ring a (door) bell Diane. But your image has some interesting contrasts in it such as the vibrant green of the leaves against the colors of the building and door which have been muted by age and use.

  • #391627

    Pat Garrett
    Participant

    Doors on an old mill…

    • #391631

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Love the colors and texture.

    • #391886

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I agree with Kent, Pat. The image you created is so defined it lets us almost feel all the different textures of the door.

    • #391890

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Such a great texture here! It looks really dramatic.

    • #391892

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      I agree with the others Pat, great textures and love the green!

    • #392021

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Thanks, Tersha, Jasenka, Bobbie and Kent. The bright “gold” door knob seemed a touch of class or glam on the tired, worn doors.

  • #391853

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Wow! This challenge blew up! So many great shots, I wish I had time to comment on them all. I am inspired to get out and shoot this weekend! Great job Light Stalkers.

  • #391963

    Tom M
    Participant

    Doorway to a Cave…

     

    • #392022

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Not so sure I'd want to peek inside. Doorway appears intentionally carved into the rock. I smell musty, moss and can feel the dried leaves crunch on the path.

  • #392144

    Ed
    Participant

    Very good stuff here… I am in awe of you all.

  • #392246

    Ed
    Participant

    town football stadium closed for winter

     

    https://flic.kr/p/Sucad7

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks ago by  Ed.
  • #392265

    Ed
    Participant

    I should have done which I just told Vicki about… gotten out a step stool so as to bring the padlock into a more prominent place in the photo

  • #392271

    Ed
    Participant

    Winter Stadium Lockout (re-done)

     

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