Friday, March 25, 2011

door personality

The Door by the Steps


I love capturing doors and windows. I had a friend describe windows as the "eyes" of the building to me once. If that's the case, then doors are the expressive mouth. I love to wander the back streets and alleys of an old town, looking at the doors and windows. Viewing them overall, the doors can give a sense of the personality of the community, yet viewed individually each door has its own personal style. Color, care, decoration... even what surrounds the door can give you clues to the people who live behind it. 

This image from shutterbug1018 (barbarac) shouts of an outgoing personality. Someone put a lot of themselves into creating this wonderful door scene, it speaks of a creative spirit I would love to meet. 

What does your front door say about you?


red door
red door by shutterbug1018 (barbarac)

20 comments:

Kirstin said...

I love these door personalities. I can tell I'm going to be looking at doors in a totally different way now!

Becky Sue said...

Great doors! Love the color. Would love to pull off Barabara C's here in New England.

lucy said...

if there's such a thing as a door-a-holic, i am the charter member of their anonymous group (and i think you ladies are right there with me.) both of these images just reach right out and stir my addiction in a very good way. great great great!

urban muser said...

these are such wonderful images! i love the composition and color in each one--just beautiful.

Anika said...

Both so beautiful! I agree the compositions and colors are so appealing. Great stories in both these shots!

Nicole said...

Absolutely beautiful inspiration. I may have to wonder the back roads to see what I can find. I've never really looked for beautiful doors or windows, but I've seen some beautiful possibilities.

windrock studio said...

I am a door and window aholic also! Love both of these images so much, so happy to see them this morning ... SusanMarie

Anna said...

These doors make for great entrances and photos! I love their colorful aspect. Kat, you asked about our front doors. Well, mine is deep green with a beautiful glass design in it - hopefully that style carries over into our home and my art :)

Jillsy Girl said...

I, too, adore doors, but unfortunately with the style house we have and being in the burbs, we're very restricted creativity-wise. LOVE that Southwestern entrance!

Jamie said...

These are so lovely with their bright colors and personality.

Ashley Sisk said...

Great pairing - I love all the color!

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful!! I think windows and doors can have great personalities!!

me again said...

Count me in as a door and window-holic too! And there's something so special about a red door....my front door is red and I think that's why we bought the house! LOL
LOVE these photos!!

blue elephant photography said...

i love the splash of colors on these doors! awesome shots!

Barbara said...

Thanks for including my door photo, Kat! Like you, I am endlessly attracted to windows and doors.

gina said...

I love both shots! Doors are fascinating to me too.

Tammy Lee said...

Gorgeous. I want to move into Barbara's photo. I loooove blue. :)

Deanna said...

Pretty, pretty, looks so warm and inviting, gorgeous photo!!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I just love your doors and so very very different to the door post I published today!

maureen said...

I love those colorful doors, and Italy is the place to find them. Great photos, lovely post.

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