Friday, September 13, 2013

Photography Challenge “Windows and Doors”

We went for a drive on Sunday and I was keeping my eyes open for ‘doors’ and ‘windows’ when I hit the jackpot! We were almost back home when we drove through Williston, Florida and saw this old downtown street. (right across from the Ivy House which is the best place to eat in Florida!)

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So we pulled into the parking lot and I got out and took a few photos. And I really mean…a few photos.

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I’m going to show you just about all of the photos I took. (I still went over the limit for the challenge!)

And I chose to take only one of them to Picmonkey to play with different effects.

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This was my FAVORITE,

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the blue doors to Citizens Bank.

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I think one of the keys to good photos is good light.

And here in Florida we have the brightest, most sunshiny days, the very best for taking photos outdoors.

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I’m sending my best wishes to Donna and Jim…keeping them in my prayers this week.

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Thanks for the challenge.

I found a street full of doors and windows to share!

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I’m taking part in Donna’s photo challenge

and Weekend Reflections

and Anything Blue Friday.

I love the old downtown areas, don’t you? It always makes me wonder what was in all of these old stores.

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This is the the tile on the floor just as you walk through the blue doors on the corner of the street. What memories old timers must have of this downtown street.

46 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Wonderful photos of doors and windows. I love the tile floor of the bank. Wishing you a nice weekend.

Vee said...

That door is pretty amazing! All of these photos are... You did famously and may win the prize!

Pamela Gordon said...

I thought the photo challenge was for Sept. 27th Diane. You might be a week early. :) You really lucked out finding this block of doors and windows though. The one you focused on is so old and chippy and a pretty blue. Rather sad looking. Is that an antique store next door? I hope you have a great weekend! Hugs. Pam

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm linked already to the challenge, Pamela. It officially starts tomorrow but you can start linking today. I hope I'm right! I was wrong once.... heeheehee!

NanaDiana said...

Those are amazing old doors and windows. I really love to go through old towns just to see the facades of the buildings and wonder what was what. It is sad to see so many wonderful old buildings abandoned, isn't it? xo Diana

Diane said...

Very nice! Love that weathered blue paint.

cucki said...

Wow so sweet..I love it...the door is very stunning.
Hugs x

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

I love old doors with a story to tell! Thanks for sharing!

TexWisGirl said...

wow. what a cool place! jackpot, indeed!

i love the peeling paint.

Susie said...

I love those bank doors too. How sweet. I wish they would retore them. This was a lucky find for you. xoxo,Susie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Great pictures!! Love them!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Debbie

Ruth Kelly said...

I am still trying to figure out what that twisted metal is in your best reflection photo.

Viera said...

Nicely captures photos...beautiful old doors and windows...

chateau chic said...

You found some great photos of doors!!
Mary Alice

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful photos of the town and its old but creative doors ~ thanks, carol, xo

edenhills said...

What a quaint scene. I do love the edit you did on the doors.

'Tsuki said...

I like your tries... I specially enjoy the one with the star : it is a great effect on those windows.

Farmhouse prims said...

Love your photo's, thanks for sharing. hugs, Lecia

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Great pictures Diane - you are really developing your "eye."

LindyLou Mac said...

Great selection for the challenge, I really must get myself motivated to get back into photography blogging.

Jeanne said...

It makes me a little sad to see these old places abandoned but your photos are excellent. I love the door that says "Open - Come in" ☺

20 North Ora said...

Those blue chippy doors are just beautiful. Who'd ever thought we'd love old and chippy?

Judy

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, this are awesome! Your last words struck a chord with me. I wonder the same thing about what is inside, what it was like in the past. I wonder that about old vacant houses. I wish it were okay to explore; your curiosity can drive you mad sometimes!!!!!! :)

Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent! Love it!
Heather

Incipient Wings said...

What a great place to stop!
Those doors are just lovely!!
Love the colors:)

Annie said...

Wow, wonderful street full of windows and doors..how terrific! Thank you so much for showing us.

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Oh I love those old doors with the blue paint peeling - GREAT photo, with the shadow and all. I also love the tiled Citizens Bank floor. I hope they never get rid of that. I just love visiting old towns and seeing those old tiled floors intact. Thanks for sharing these! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

MarmePurl said...

Those old doors hold many lessons for us. I love seeing them.

Lori Lindsey said...

Great pics. My favorite is the next to the last one..the building with all the windows. Great job!

Lavender Cottage said...

Those chippy old doors to the bank have seen a lot of use, and better days.
You captured some lovely doors and windows Diane.
Judith

japol said...

oh I love those doors. thanks for sharing

ruthi said...

those doors are gorgeous. i love them so rustic.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

goodness - I have never heard of this old town- Williston. Isn't it a treasure when you find "old Florida!!" Would love to hear why they painted the door blue like that. We have lost so many of our old Fla. and Ga. small town squares due to Wall Marts being built on the outside of town. Doesn't look like much is going on here - sadly!

ann said...

Don't these old doors and windows tell stories. Love the bathroom redo. I need to something with mine. You give me ideas.

Debbiedoos said...

Oh how fun Diane. That door is gorgeous!

Donna said...

You found a great place for a photo shoot! Be still my heart, that chippy paint set of doors is the bomb! With ornate class and even a big old chain in the door handles! I think I would have been photographing bits and pieces of that for a good 15 minutes, LOL. Wonderful job, sweetie, including the special effects!

Cheryl said...

Loving that charming blue door with the peeling paint...what a great subject for a photo! (We have a "blue door" theme going, the two of us!)

You did hit the jackpot with some interesting doors!

Nancy Vance said...

Great use of light and shadow!

Peggy Jones said...

You did hit the jack-pot. Great shots.

Botanic Bleu said...

Great photos of the blue doors! My favorite is the first blue doors with the chain on the handles.

Have you tried any of the other free photo imaging sites that Donna lists on her sidebar?

Judith

YONKS said...

These are great photos, time aged. It looks like you could have been on a film set. I love the peeling paint, speaks volumes. Like so many small towns which have seen better days.
Great to see you.
Di

podso said...

What an amazing door! The photos are great and I love that row of tidy windows there in the last photo!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My goodness! You hit the jackpot for windows and doors on this one. Looks sort of sad and lonely though. Hoping you had a lovely weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by. You are always such a joy to hear from, Diane!
Love,
Mona

Lorrie said...

You did hit the jackpot! Wow! What a great door you picked to edit. Love the peeling blue paint.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Great photos for the challenge!
Love the editing - it's so amazing what a few tweaks can do!!!
Shane x

ClickNCamera said...

Great shots...I really like the flaking paint on the bank doors, wonderful find! Enjoy your day!

Mary said...

I love old peeling paint on doors, windows anything! Great shots - love the narrow green door
tucked between the two blue ones.
Great job here - Mary