Saturday, September 14, 2013

Doors and Windows



Donna, who hosts the monthly Personal Photo Challenge, suggested doors and windows as this month's theme. I took these photos at a national park, Fort Rodd Hill, with its gun batteries and lighthouse. The photo above is of a small equipment locker up on the hill beside the range-finder.


A view from the lighthouse over the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State beyond. I was a little miffed to see the edge of the stroller (yellow) in the photo. Not very good composition.
 

Catches today are often prosaic and boring. I love the graceful lines of this window catch in the lighthouse.


This door and handle has patina from years of use and weathering. I believe it was taken at the munitions storage room.
 

Lastly, windows in the Lighthouse. I like the symmetry of the pair of matching windows and the contrast with the tiny arched window in the lighthouse itself.

The photos were taken with my Nikon Coolpix 7100 on the outdoor scene setting. It was a bright day and I compensated for that by going down a couple of notches on the exposure compensation dial. 

 

 

27 comments:

Andrea Dawn said...

Love Fort Rodd Hill Park. Still want to get there on a sunny day . . . last time was cold and raining and we didn't see the whole thing. Your pictures are calling to me . . . come back!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Wow...I certainly don't remember it being that photogenic, you have taken some amazing shots. Makes me almost want to go back again, and replace those younger year memories with better ones. Maybe one day.

Muddy Boot Dreams has moved to a new spot, www.muddybootdreams.com if you would like to update your links that would be great.

Jen

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Fabulouse pictures and great composition. I am constantly amazed at what a good view you have of our Olympics - we have to get much closer to see them - too many other mountains in our way I guess. Sometimes we get a clear day and can see them from I-5 near Burlington, but not often. I enjoyed the tour. Thanks

Pondside said...

Fort Rodd is a great place for a weekend ramble - sunny day or cloudy day. The views are incomparable. I enjoyed your shots.

Vee said...

Nothing prosaic or boring about this post...I very much enjoyed seeing all the pictures...would never have noticed the stroller's edge...too busy looking at the mountains in the distance. A very scenic and historic place to visit.

Jeanne said...

Wow! I love each one of these. I didn't even notice the stroller I was so enthralled by the sea and the sky!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Great pics...loved that view from the lighthouse and the interesting door handles.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your photos are incredible, I wish I could do that, love the door handles and that old door, wow, so cool, thanks for sharing...I would love to see you at my post and see what you think...Phyllis

Lavender Cottage said...

I didn't notice the stroller until you pointed it out, such a nice view out the window to focus on. The window catch is nice, wish the ones in our home were ornate like it.
Judith

Lori Lindsey said...

Love the lighthouse. I've always thought it would be neat to live in one. The catch pic is really good to. I didn't notice the stroller either until I read it was there.

materfamilias said...

Thanks for the eye candy. Do you often enlarge and frame your photos? They're so lovely!

Jojo said...

How funny you mentioned the stroller. I had to look for it after reading your comment!!! Your photo are beautiful and I loved the patina of the handle. Sometimes when I visit old places with handrails, as I walk the stairs I try to imagine the hands that have been there before mine. In NY there is a wonderful museum, the Tenement Museum and the interiors of the apartments have not been changed. There it was almost haunting to touch a rail or handle and imagine the people who'd passed there before me.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an amazing view! I'm so glad I got to see the photo because I'm pretty sure I will never climb up into a lighthouse! I know....never say never! But how amazing! Wonderful photos my friend!

Nancy Vance said...

Four great shots! I like the last two the best; especially the lighthouse. Great colors.

Cheryl said...

Oh Lorrie, these are lovely photos, each one! I am swooning over the door handle and window catch...and am intrigued by the little door in the side of the hill.

I am smiling at the comment of Lavender Dreamer because I, too, doubt that I shall ever see the view from the top of a lighthouse! I am the one who holds the purses and jackets while the others in my group ascend the stairs.

Thank you for the visual treat!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Really lovely...I love the patina on old things. I agree that they used to be more decorative even for everyday use.

Deanna

Pamela Gordon said...

These are really beautiful photos Lorrie. I like each one of them. I often notice door handles and photograph them if they are really old. Have a wonderful week ahead. Pam

eileeninmd said...

Lorrie, beautiful views and scenerys. I love lighthouses. You did wonderful on your photo challenge. Lovely photos. Have a happy week!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love windows and doors. The older and more unique the better. Wherever we travel, I make sure to get some good shots. You've shared some lovely photos. Have a great day! Tammy

podso said...

Wonderful images! I always love a light house and it has a variety of windows. Love the door handles. etc. And of course looking out from the light house!

Donna said...

What terrific contributions! The lighthouse stole my heart, no question about it. Look at that brilliant blue sky, wispy clouds, and red/white colors of the building! And I am so glad that you included some hardware photos too. They are works of art and frequently overlooked. (But I always check them out and photograph them too.) I think you met this challenge head on and conquered it.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Doors and windows can be so beautiful. It's a bit of a shame that so many of them in our own country seem to focus on being solely utilitarian.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

A great selection of photos Lorrie.
I love the catches and the peeling paint.
The lighthouse photo is wonderful - did you see inside?
I've just done my doors and windows post - running late today!
Shane

Annie said...

Some wonderful photos...love that first one!
Thanks for your visit to my blog post.

ClickNCamera said...

Yes you nailed this theme. Wonderful photos, it would be hard to pick a favorite...enjoy your day!

Mary said...

All beautiful images Lorrie but have to say that last one - cobalt and terra cotta how can one go wrong - is my favorite. The angle is perfect - I love light houses - and the sky beautiful with some wispy clouds passing by.
The French blue on the locker doors is of course a favorite shade for me - I could really find somewhere to display those!!

Happy week - Mary

YONKS said...

Your photos are superb Lorrie. I am partial to that second one. What a view, and the clarity is so sharp.
Thanks for stopping by.
Di
xoxo