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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Some Wood

Sometimes I see beauty everywhere and I wonder if I'm a bit crazy. I mean, the lines in this old wooden door, the texture, the diagonals, they fascinate me.

But would normal people even care? It is, in fact, just an old door. Whatever paint was once on it has long since cracked and peeled and chipped and weathered away. I'm sure if you ran your hand over it you'd come away with fingerfuls of splinters.

Maybe it's enough that I find it lovely. This blog is not a democracy. (No one ever elected me.) But still, I'd be interested to hear what you think. Is there beauty in the mundane?


  1. It is as you say totally how you see it (And me in this case as I agree with you) I bet if it could talk it would tell some BOARDY (bawdy get it) Tales.

  2. I think the texture you captured here is great. In one shot you've got so many different patterns, it almost feels like a composite. Did you do anything in post to bring out the textures, or is that pretty natural?

  3. I guess we can both agree here because I'm the same way with bricks, wood grain, and anything textile. nice capture Jess.

  4. I love the textures and lines in this photo - and yes, sometimes the most powerful photos are of everyday objects and simple, clean lines and textures.

  5. When a photograph becomes art, there is no argument whether it is beauty...

    Very nice shot!


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