Sunday photoblogging: door

by Chris Bertram on December 17, 2017

I was going through my archives looking for black and white photos (for a competition) and this one stood out, despite its dull subject-matter.

Door, Welsh Back



Coline 12.17.17 at 11:13 am



chris heinz 12.17.17 at 2:19 pm

My wife and my youngest daughter both obsess on pix of doors. My wife and I were in Vienna and Prague and she took more pictures of doors than everything else combined. My daughter has 1 wall of her living room covered with maybe 20 pictures of doors.
What do it mean?


Dwight L. Cramer 12.17.17 at 3:40 pm

Nonsense, Mr. Bertram. You don’t know your own strengths. You are a very good amateur photographer and here your subject matter was light and geometric form, playing out over something pedestrian, perhaps, but that’s not the point. How may times have you given a tentative or diffident student a confidence building lecture? Give yourself one here. You’re good.


Alan White 12.17.17 at 3:43 pm

Great lighting. Are those leaves below?


Dr. Hilarius 12.17.17 at 10:33 pm

Lots of texture and tonal gradation. Not action packed but nice.


dilbert dogbert 12.18.17 at 1:49 am

I view photos touted in the NYT on occasion and find, to my taste, that they are what I call Shit Photos. I like yours.


Dave 12.18.17 at 2:51 am

The textures are great. I wish any element in the composition stood out more


Yahoo mail login 12.19.17 at 8:59 am

Glad you’re back! Nice textures!


bad Jim 12.20.17 at 8:38 am

The louvered window or slatted curtain, whether quotidian or foreboding in the photograph, prompts me to extol the utility of the beaded curtain. Having read somewhere that it keeps flying insects out, I installed one, and found that, for the most part, in my arid clime, it did.

It also keeps out birds. Dogs have no difficulty with it. The visiting tortoise figured it out, though I swiftly evicted him from my carpeted halls. My nephew’s toddler son runs variations on every successive passage, a spectacle which by itself justifies the installation.


John redican 12.21.17 at 4:48 pm

This is a machine room door, almost certainly containing a room with boiler and fuel tank. The built- in ventilation is a dead giveaway. Also, is that the bottom of a rain runoff drain line? Steps to the right go up to grade. This is a basement.


maidhc 12.22.17 at 9:04 am

I think the walls are more interesting than the door. I say walls because there are several different textures there. I wish I were better at B&W composition because a lot of times it’s the textures you have to look for. And the angle of the light brings it out rather nicely.

I’d say this is a pretty successful photo. And timeless. I could see this just as easily in a collection of 1920s photos, of which I have a few.

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