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Dumb as a Door Knob . . . .
Lens: DA 35/2.8L Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Our Music/Computer Room ISO: 200 Aperture: F8 
Posted By: Sailor, 05-15-2011, 03:59 PM

. . . . is how my wife sees shots like these. She's probably right (that's my public position, anyway), but I like the interplay of light and shadow on commonplace things. A few days ago I noticed a narrow ray of sunshine hits the door of our music room in the late afternoon, so a couple of days later I layed in wait to shoot these pics.

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05-15-2011, 05:39 PM   #2
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I am afraid if my wife saw that I was that close to the floor, she would hand me a rag to clean the woodwork. Bob
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I love shots like these, and I know exactly what you mean in relation to your wife's reaction. Thankfully my oldest daughter seems to "get it" and I feel I can show them to her without a totally blank look coming over her face

Nice set; thanks for sharing them!
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The sharpness and B*W rendition of these images make these doorknob images more interesting than dumb!
(And our version in Aus is "as thick as a dunny door..."

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I am afraid if my wife saw that I was that close to the floor, she would hand me a rag to clean the woodwork. Bob
Hey Bob, I shot these while sitting in a chair or standing - didn't get too close to the floor for the reason you describe.

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I love shots like these, and I know exactly what you mean in relation to your wife's reaction. Thankfully my oldest daughter seems to "get it" and I feel I can show them to her without a totally blank look coming over her face

Nice set; thanks for sharing them!
I appreciate your comments and the kind words. I know this sort of thing is not for everyone, but I enjoy doing these kinds of experiments.

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The sharpness and B*W rendition of these images make these doorknob images more interesting than dumb!
(And our version in Aus is "as thick as a dunny door..."
Thanks much for the nice words, Ash . . . . . . and for giving me a new expression to use when I see our politicians on TV.

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These are terrific. I know what you mean, when you start to see photographic opportunities everywhere. It is like a hypersensitivity to shapes, colour, textures... much greater than the sum of its parts. Well done!!
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These are terrific. I know what you mean, when you start to see photographic opportunities everywhere. It is like a hypersensitivity to shapes, colour, textures... much greater than the sum of its parts. Well done!!
I appreciate your comments, tess.

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Nice job Jer.Talk about getting down to the nuts and bolts of a subject.--capn zap

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Nice Jer. I love good crisp moody black and white images. I especially like the first one in this series.
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That first one is a winner in my books.
Then again... I've always been a fan of shadow photography so I guess I'm being biased.
Great shot!
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Nice ones Jer. Love the first one especially. You amaze me with how you manage to elevate the mundane.
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These are great.
I personally love the ordinary items that go overlooked on a daily basis.
You've done well.
Great B+W that produces texture and tones.
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The first one is kind of spooky Jer. Cool subject. JIM
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Nice job Jer.Talk about getting down to the nuts and bolts of a subject.--capn zap
Hey Capn - like I said above to Bob - I used a chair to give my old back a break.

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Nice Jer. I love good crisp moody black and white images. I especially like the first one in this series.
Appreciate it, Mel. I too like that look - kinda of like B&W movies in the '40s.

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That first one is a winner in my books.
Then again... I've always been a fan of shadow photography so I guess I'm being biased.
Great shot!
Thanks, John.

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Nice ones Jer. Love the first one especially. You amaze me with how you manage to elevate the mundane.
Thanks for such kind words, Susan.

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These are great.
I personally love the ordinary items that go overlooked on a daily basis.
You've done well.
Great B+W that produces texture and tones.
Thanks very much, Jools.

Jer

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The first one is kind of spooky Jer. Cool subject. JIM
Hey JIM - that was the idea so I'm glad it came across. I appreciate it, buddy.

Jer
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