Saturday, March 2, 2013

Focus On Life 52 Weeks~ Week 9~ Knock Knock

A door opened and I went through it. ~Temple Grandin

Sally's prompt for us this week-

"Let's open some doors to see what awaits us on the other side.
Is it a door that holds opportunity?
A door that holds a story?
Is it a door you have been hesitating to open?
Is a gate to a new life?
A door to a new adventure?
Is it a door that holds a memory?
Is it the perfect door for a simple picture?
You have arrived at the door for a reason, open it up and step in!"


I knew it was only a dream
and yet I found myself wanting,
no,  needing 
to step over the threshhold
walk through the archway
see what awaited on the other side


Now I find myself thinking
 Was it really a dream?
Or have I been awake the whole time?
The vision is etched in my memory
haunting
lingering.

Last Sunday, as I was on my way to Baltimore to the ACC show,
I passed what looks like an old cemetary with one wall still standing of a chapel perhaps?
As soon as I saw that doorway, I knew it was the one.

It was raining still at the time so I stopped on my way back home and grabbed a few shots which I then played with in post processing.
Step inside The Studio Sublime to see what everyone else captured this week


35 comments:

  1. love how you processed your photos...and you are right..it is the ONE...beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks Stacie! I love old historic things anyway and this came with a haunting quality on it's own, was perfect for this prompt!

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  2. Very beautiful. I can imagine all sorts of possibilities!

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    1. I agree Beti, when i have a little more time, i am going to play around some more with this series.

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  3. These are truly awesome shots! And, your words coupled with the editing definitely make them seem 'dream-like'! Very cool indeed.

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    1. Thanks Shel, the words seemed to come from the pictures, they just flowed when i looked at them!

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    1. Thanks Hope, I would like to play around some more with them when I get the chance!

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    1. Thank you, they are some of my favorites so far!

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  6. wonderful, dream-like images... a doorway to another land... gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Claire, that's the feeling I was going after and had such a great subnject to work with!

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  7. Wonderful pics Laura. You did awesome editing and your story added to the effect.

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    1. Thanks Becky, I am glad I was able to make those feeling come across that I felt when i first saw this wall and doorway.

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  8. Beautiful capture and editing. They are indeed dream like.

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    1. Thanks Katherine, it was indeed serendipity that I happened by that day, perfect for this prompt!

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  9. That first one gave me a chill! ; ) Good capture!

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    1. Thanks Janet, I am so glad I had my little point and shoot in my purse with me on the drive! It's amazing what i am starting to notice because of these prompts!

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  10. That IS the one! Great work!

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  11. That is an awesome doorway -- definitely "the one." I'm glad you stopped and got a few shots.

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    1. Thanks Tanya, me too, so glad I had the little point and shoot with me to get it!

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    1. Thanks Kashmira, it is one of my favorites so far!

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  13. I love your first shot! Was the blur in post processing or a Lensbaby lens?

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    1. Thanks Courtney, all in post processing, I only had my little point and shoot with me at the time. I still want to play around with the shots as soon as I have more time, they lend themselves to experimentation!

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  14. LOVE your photos! cool that you knew this was it!

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  15. This photo is absolutely haunting as you said..it is mezmerizing...loved what you did to it ..again you hit the nail on the head for your weekly challenge...you know I am one of your biggest fans..love you & your talent at everything you do....

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    1. I love you too and don't know what i would do without you! I am so glad that I have you to share so many things with, thanks for being my biggest fan Mom!

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  20. Wow! Incredible photography.

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