The Old Door

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© Andrea Petersen
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Who can open the door of his face? his teeth are terrible round about...
Job 41: 14

I stand at the door to knock
E'en tho' there is no lock...
Who dares to open it wide,
For a skunk may live inside:)
Poetry, by me, AJP

I did this self portrait at 6:00 PM I wanted the old door of the outhouse to be the focal point of attention and it was a challenge to stand right in the center ....I achieved it better by turning my back. Here are the settings I used on my camera.

Focal length 55 mm
Exposure time 1/80 sec.
ISO Speed, ISO- 640
Exposure program manual
Camera on tripod...
10 second self-timer

25 responses

  • Roy M. Gunnels

    Roy M. Gunnels gave props (14 May 2012):

    Perfectly staged and toned Andrea!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (14 May 2012):

    I agree with Roy. Well done!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (14 May 2012):

    You are so creative, Andrea! Lovely entry!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (14 May 2012):

    Excellent entry of you centered in front of the rustic building's door!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 May 2012):

    i love the tones in this. ageless shot.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (14 May 2012):

    This has a lovely vintage look. Very nicely centered and a great entry! Just about all of the old outhouses have disappeared from the landscape it seems, which makes this a fairly rare capture, too..

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (15 May 2012):

    A successful work Andrea!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 May 2012):

    Wonderfully Composed entry into the Center of JPG’s Universe

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (15 May 2012):

    With hat in hand,it is a wonderful photo Andrea! Great vintage look and perfect composition for the theme.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (15 May 2012):

    Timeless classic!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (15 May 2012):

    Andrea, awesome !!!!!!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer gave props (15 May 2012):

    I love the treatment on this sp....the pose is very well captured

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (15 May 2012):

    Perfect entry Andrea, the hat is a super touch...

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (15 May 2012):

    Original and great entry, Andrea !

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (15 May 2012):

    Cool & classic!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (15 May 2012):

    Thank you all for your kind response...I found it more difficult than I thought it would be to shoot this image dead center as the old outhouse in reality leans to the side which made it even more of a challenge. I love these challenges that
    JPG offers us...They are so much fun and we learn from them...

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (15 May 2012):

    outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!! great entry

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 May 2012):

    The leaning outhouse really gives this one a cool perspective, and I can see why it would have been difficult to get it captured just right!! Wel done!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2012):

    Wonderfully processed and captured! I really like this photo, Andrea. Perfect shot for this theme!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (17 May 2012):

    love it!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (18 May 2012):

    I love it! It reminds me of the Secret Garden. Beautiful tones!!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (18 May 2012):

    Well Done!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (19 May 2012):

    Very creative entry. Love the textures and vintage look.

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi   gave props (22 May 2012):

    Particularly like the classic feel to this.

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (4 Jun 2012):

    Nice work!

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