Dec 17, 2014
Where are you going? Has your life turned out the way that you wanted? I know that my has taken a turn that I didn't want or expect. But sometimes it is what is best. Someone once said that in the end everything will be alright. If it is not alright, then it is not the end.
Keep dreaming, keep hoping, keep trying new things...you may happen upon something that will change your life.
Dec 16, 2014
I have a fascination with doors. The entrance to a house should reflect the character of the occupants. A few months ago I went to a art fair in Roanoke. Forgetting that I had tried to take a picture of the moon a few days before the exposure was needless to say extremely light. I was so disappointed. When I had the opportunity to go to this city again I made sure to take another picture. The house is stone with a lovely garden in the front. I slowly walked up the drive and hoped that a dog would not come around the corner and topple me over. That is one of my biggest fears while out photographing.
A few blocks away I saw this door with its extra large hinges. The building was vacant but it still retained its character. In a way it kind of reminds me of a Dickens novel. I imagined seeing workers standing about talking before and after work. Maybe it is because the door is antique in appearance. I don't know, but I like the look of it. We don't really value doors much anymore, especially old ones. It is much easier to put in a new steel one than to maintain wood. I would rather have the nostalgia of the place than to try and be modern.