Last friday a colleague of mine got married, and someone began that, IMO, stupid riddle like: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and I don't know the rest.
But it reminded me somehow of this old blue door that I saw in Lisboa last year, it was near the Castelo de Sao Jorge.
I BORROWED my friend's camera, an Ixus 400, the door is BLUE and OLD, and I added e NEW frame.
Stupid to get these strange associations, but it's a very good excuse for uploading this beautiful old door.
Tech, cropped and cloned away a sunscreen, unsharp mask,
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avigur_11 (22077) 2004-06-14 15:11
Very good, Rinie. Wonderful blue, and a great texture. I like the post boxes, all of them at the same door. light is excellent, and so is the frame,.
Hanssie (10397) 2004-06-14 15:12
S c h i t t e r e n d !
A splendid picture with a nice blue colour and with a lot of great details,
very, very.....very well done, Rinie !
Prachtig, echt waar !
Zanni (6108) 2004-06-14 15:15
It's a pity that this amazing door hasn't more than 200 years because it is not valid for new Scav Hunt but the picture is so lovely that deserves my two points.
cgrindahl (6113) 2004-06-14 15:24
Something borrowed (the camera) and something blue (the door) is a phrase found in many wedding traditions, but it works equally well with this delightful image. The doors are great, especially with all that distinctive hardware. And the shadow behind the doors appears to have a blue cast as well. Nice textures and colors Rinie. Very fine image.
PS - I'm laughing because I posted my comment BEFORE reading your note. I guess great minds think alike, right? ;-)
Galeota (10338) 2004-06-14 16:15
Very nice detail. What I find curious in it is that this type of blue is a "mediterranean colour" that can be found in many north african countries like Morocco or tunisia.
But it is definitely not a "Lisbon colour", which is a city characterized by warm pastel colors like fading yellow, rose or "brick color". Definitely not blue.
Burnham (2428) 2004-06-14 16:28
I agree, it is a good reason to post this door, even if you need no excuse, expect it's a really good picture, of an old worn out door, it has been slammed a few times. Since I work for the postal service in DK at the moment it's quite funny to see what Portugeese postalworkers have to endure. Great shot. And thanks alot for not straightning this one out in PS, you know fixing the lines to the horizon and stuff - it wouldn't really make any sense ;o)
phi729 (2101) 2004-06-14 16:50
Very charming composition Rinie. All shades of blue and rust are splendid. Texture of the Letterbox, wood, and ironworks are also too nice.
Seen its state, how this magnificent piece of Art can it again stand up? Cruel dilemma : If we repair it, it lose all its charm And if we do nothing, it will die out ;-)
I Added this beautiful door to the "Doors" Theme.
hugomeren (96) 2004-06-14 17:22
Very nice composition, Rinie. Also I like this blue. Congratulations!
mikee (2354) 2004-06-14 23:46
Wonderful colors, textures and details well captured. Like the repetition of elements (maiboxes, nails, handles) that dot this battered old door. Interesting association in your note; you seem to dislike that riddle quite a bit :)
henrye (3500) 2004-06-15 1:12
Great photo, and a very interesting subject. Great textures and details. Well done!
manny (21833) 2004-06-15 3:51
A very good picture. I can feel the age of this picture...the colors though faded are still clinging on. Excellent texture as well. Nice frame, btw.
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-06-15 4:52
Wonderful doors Rinie ! Itīs interesting and the mails boxes are great !
nwoehnl (122) 2004-06-15 7:08
Beautiful close-up of this old door, Rinie. Exploring the textures of wood and metal is a great joy here, and I like how the fading blue paint on the front side seems to be echoed by this blue-ish kind of light behind the door. The metal openings of the letterboxes are another neat detail. Good capture, and yes the frame you added just had to have that blue line inside ;-)
taivo (1843) 2004-06-15 7:51
Very good shot, Rinie. The texture and the sharpness are a great plus to this photo. Very nice study object!
sunny (3068) 2004-06-16 8:48
Well, Rinie, this is a masterpiece!!! Fantastic textures and colours, lit up and framed perfectly! Excellent job! I love it!
cdewet (0) 2004-06-16 9:30
Aha, dis fasinerend! Pragtig, en een vir Agan - George - om te geniet. Die vervalle deure & kleure is pragtig, Rinie.
Groenes op, maak later reg
yesterday (9833) 2004-06-19 6:02
Great sharp picture, good texture, good light and contrast, good color. The composition, in my eye, I do thing it is a shame the flower is crop, it would have been better stepping back and have had the hole in the picture.
You could have tiltet the picture some to the left and crop the flower out of the picture to.
Regards Kaj Nielsen
Beckii (60) 2004-10-14 20:53
These are my favourite kinds of photos! I love the peeling bright blue paint, the broken wood on the door giving a small glimpse of what lays beyond, the three mail boxes - all of this is wonderful, i think i would have cropped out the plant on the left - but either way this photo is a winner :-)
Oldtree (2457) 2004-11-01 18:20
Very well seen Rinie. I like the way you composed it. Excellent detail and a good framing. Perhaps I would clone out the plant to the right, but not sure about it.
I like your photo.
cengiz (3591) 2006-03-07 10:07
hi my friend, thanks for link..I nearly missed this photo..great blue and great details light is excellent..I really like meditarrenean colors..great job
warm regards from ankaracengiz
xuaxo (6846) 2006-12-09 17:25
Photography is also the art of make beautiful images out of ugly things.
You did it!
The mailbox slots are very funny.
- Copyright: Rinie Hoff (Rinie_Hoff) (9340)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-05-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/56 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Doors, Blue Doors, Your favourites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-06-14 14:56
- Favorites: 2 [view]