In a Tuscan Doorway (For Antonio Lovison)

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedJuly 7, 2009
TakenJune 26, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/60 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length52 mm
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Months ago I gave a copy of this shot to Antonio Lovison, friend and fellow JPGer (Lowison). Days earlier when he saw this on my LCD screen, he got excited and said, "oh....Deborah I really like. Where you get this?" Then he joked about going off to find where I captured this within a doorway in the Tuscan village of Montalcino.

Have no idea why, but this was the first of my images that popped into my head for this theme. At first I didn't think it was a good fit, but then figured Strength in Numbers means different things. Without the number of bamboo strips in this shot there not only wouldn't be a door hanging, but no picture representing the area where this hangs. As of yet I haven't come across a single screen door in Italy. During the warm days of spring and fall and especially during the heat of summer, door hangings, such as this, cover open doorways, allowing outside air in and providing privacy.

44 responses

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    WOW, EXCELLENT, BRILLIANT composition!

  • Ladya

    Ladya gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    Cool shot!

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    and confirm that this shot I like very much, for the imaginary landscape that plays ironically with that of Montalcino and the beautiful texture wich is made! (hello Deb!)

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    Superb - I LOVE this Deborah!!! :)

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    So charming!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Jul 2009):


  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (7 Jul 2009):

    It's like one of those black and white silhouette drawings, (but in colour) where you hold it hoizontal up to your eyes to see the whole picture. Outstanding capture Deb.!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    Excellent capture!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (8 Jul 2009):

    It is a marvelous piece of art, and you captured it beautifully.


    JOE FAILK gave props (10 Jul 2009):

    Super shot!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (12 Jul 2009):

    Very beautiful!!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (22 Jul 2009):

    Great capture!!!!!

  • Alain Daoud

    Alain Daoud gave props (1 Aug 2009):

    i love the texture !!! well captured

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Fabulous - voted.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Back to vote!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    Unique take on the theme, Deb!! Colorful and beautiful shot!!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    pure art! Wonderful shot. Voted

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    superb capture, Deb! my vote..

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    I came back to vote!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    who needs Photoshop when you can get stunning results like this! Excellent Deb:)

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    How did I forget to fav this!! Old age!! :) back to vote!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    Great find!!! Fantastic shot!!!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (22 Dec 2009):

    No wonder Antonio got excited - it's a wonderful image. My vote.

  • Cindy Mikulski

    Cindy Mikulski gave props (22 Dec 2009):

    Love it! voted

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (22 Dec 2009):

    brilliant entry!! great one Deborah!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (23 Dec 2009):

    voting, marvelous entry

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (23 Dec 2009):

    voting, marvelous entry

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (23 Dec 2009):

    Back to vote - still a Stunner ~ v!!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (24 Dec 2009):

    A beautiful shot and terrific entry!

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (26 Dec 2009):

    Yeah , my vote!!


    JOE FAILK gave props (27 Dec 2009):

    Back to vote!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (28 Dec 2009):

    Wonderful entry, voting... Happy New Year to you Deborah!

  • Clare Wise de Wet

    Clare Wise de Wet gave props (29 Dec 2009):

    I love the symmetry

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Jan 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (5 Jan 2010):


  • Jenny Murphy

    Jenny Murphy gave props (11 Jan 2010):

    voted! GREAT!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    Awesome shot Deborah

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Great entry for the theme! Voted!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) said (16 Jan 2010):

    Back to vote.

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Very beautiful entry. Awesome theme photo.

  • Tom Zmuda

    Tom Zmuda gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    Great job ! Voted

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (24 Feb 2010):

    Works for the theme!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    Oh so very creative, so well done !!

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (8 Mar 2010):

    Love it ! Voted ~

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