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Closed by an old cloth, this house was abandoned in such a melancholic manner... makes you wonder.

Closed by an old cloth, this house was abandoned in such a melancholic manner... makes you wonder.
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Winner in Doors Photo Challenge
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onyanita Premium
 
onyanita September 03, 2015
lovely colours and textures
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset September 06, 2015
Absolutely beautiful Eelco. Love it lots!!
BiancaWillemsFotografie
 
BiancaWillemsFotografie September 07, 2015
love the colors. It's like there is a story behind those doors.. great shot!
minutes2memory
 
minutes2memory September 07, 2015
I love old doors and windows, the decay is beautiful. This is an interesting door, where is it>?
Bellatrix_B2
 
Bellatrix_B2 September 11, 2015
Outstanding texture composition!!!!!!!!
paulcarew PRO
 
paulcarew September 12, 2015
Wonderful use of color and texture along with the "draw you in" stark, black space of the window. Also like the visual statement of poverty, abandonment maybe with the cloth door closure… very nice!
animals
 
animals September 12, 2015
nice shot :)
baybig PRO
 
baybig September 17, 2015
I really like this but I am curious about what lies beyond the frame. In other words I think it could be interesting to see the edges of the door.
amiswapan
 
amiswapan September 28, 2015
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amiswapan
 
amiswapan September 28, 2015
Life door
amiswapan
 
amiswapan September 28, 2015
Life door
adriansart PRO+
 
adriansart September 30, 2015
What a very well seen phototure the light is perfect for this subject!
wendywhite
 
wendywhite October 01, 2015
Lovely photo - love the texture and colour
LeanneMWilliams
 
LeanneMWilliams October 11, 2015
Great textures and colours and well spotted :-)
SakargiR34
 
SakargiR34 October 16, 2015
Beautiful! So mysterious.
BestShot
 
BestShot October 20, 2015
...also beautiful and sad the same time...!!
bronkid
 
bronkid October 21, 2015
I love the colours and textures in this image and the mystery of what is on the other side of the doors! Well captured!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq November 09, 2015
A mystery, a story - this photo leaves much to the imagination. Incredible colors and textures - love your eye! :)
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phillipmcpeek November 09, 2015
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Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 November 14, 2015
I really love this photo, it tells such a story.
KatMorgan
 
KatMorgan November 17, 2015
Great colors and composition. Thanks for the welcome
suzannesingleton
 
suzannesingleton November 18, 2015
I love the composition, and the feel.
reflectionsbyrenee
 
reflectionsbyrenee November 19, 2015
you find the best subjects to photograph and do such a insanely wonderful job each and every time, Bravo to you
tonyafricano PRO+
 
tonyafricano November 21, 2015
Again, a wonderful shot .. Love your choice of subjects... Your gallery is superb!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 November 25, 2015
Great shot!
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger November 25, 2015
I see Eelco that you like textured objects as do I. This is a beautiful image.
lizacarlson
 
lizacarlson November 30, 2015
love love love this
johant
 
johant December 07, 2015
I like these kind of pictures.....
Mother_Nature
 
Mother_Nature December 08, 2015
Nice texture, Colour, Contrast "Great Capture"
trevorcq
 
trevorcq December 13, 2015
Love the textures.
ajamais
 
ajamais December 30, 2015
You do outstanding work!
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake January 08, 2016
Oh the stories . . .
billiefromthebeach
 
billiefromthebeach January 16, 2016
ditto, everything that has been said before me, and then triple it twice, BRAVO!!!
guillermoturnerstephens PRO+
 
guillermoturnerstephens January 17, 2016
Great textures, bang on exposure!
GoddessDigitalArt PRO
 
GoddessDigitalArt January 21, 2016
I like this shot--exactlu the kind of thing that catches my eye when I'm out and about with my camera. I wanted to give this a 'Superb Composition' award but there are times when the award button doesn't cooperate. It got stuck on 'Peer Award' and this shot deserves so much more.
GoddessDigitalArt PRO
 
GoddessDigitalArt January 21, 2016
I like this shot--exactlu the kind of thing that catches my eye when I'm out and about with my camera. I wanted to give this a 'Superb Composition' award but there are times when the award button doesn't cooperate. It got stuck on 'Peer Award' and this shot deserves so much more.
Flosno
 
Flosno January 21, 2016
This is one lock where you can throw away the key....great textures
SoularFlair PRO
 
SoularFlair January 22, 2016
Fascinating depth of the character, texture captured as well as a good candid provocation of peaking curiosity of the history & stories those doors could tell the viewer.
dariuszwerhun
 
dariuszwerhun January 31, 2016
a kind of shot I really like
heatherhogg Premium
 
heatherhogg March 05, 2016
Love old door photos.....such a story that could be told!
adriansart PRO+
 
adriansart April 11, 2016
Eelco you most definitely have the eye for this game because this was very well seen in the first place!
susanneradke
 
susanneradke April 24, 2016
Always love to see that other people are just as inspired by "ugly old stuff" like I am - great composition! And thank you very much for the positive comments!
cheryljwhite
 
cheryljwhite April 25, 2016
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cheryljwhite
 
cheryljwhite April 25, 2016
Love this and also wonder about the STORY that accompanies it.
BOULENGER
 
BOULENGER May 15, 2016
Very nice picture, congrats for winning the challenge !
Foxyphotos
 
Foxyphotos May 15, 2016
Another triumph! Well done :)
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz May 15, 2016
Congratulations on another well-deserved award for this amazing photo. :)
AnnieH
 
AnnieH May 15, 2016
good shot.
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz June 10, 2016
Congratulations on receiving another People's Choice Award. :)
AnnieH
 
AnnieH June 10, 2016
Good combination of colour and textures.
glennmarcus PRO+
 
glennmarcus July 09, 2016
You nicely captured the textures of these old doors.
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 21, 2016
Very Nice capture
esasuomaa
 
esasuomaa October 25, 2016
I'm amazed... Youre works are beyond words. Can I just say here that I love your art? :)
Shudderbug PRO+
 
Shudderbug March 15, 2017
Congratulations on the win. It was a hard choice but yours just called to me to linger a little longer at the door.
Merlot
 
Merlot May 27, 2017
Beautiful capture Eelco lovely textures and colours
AliceK
 
AliceK June 24, 2017
Beautiful. Great colours and texture. The cloth adds poetry to it. Why did you crop off the bottom edge of the door? That feeld a little 'amputated' to me.
podesta
 
podesta September 06, 2017
Wonderful picture, perfect texture and colors
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson September 09, 2017
Awesome shot, Eelco. Thanks for entering my challenge. Good luck!
Pidge815 PRO+
 
Pidge815 April 11, 2018
There's a real story captured here....but it's not revelaed. The textures and colors are remarkable!!!! Beautiful shot!
geertweggen PRO
 
geertweggen April 28, 2018
Wonderful compo and textures
talk2suemac PRO+
 
talk2suemac July 08, 2018
Love the story it creates
ETAussie
 
ETAussie Feb 22
Thank you for entering my challenge. 'Colourful' decay captured well. The image seems to invite the viewer in.
BiggShots PRO+
 
BiggShots Jun 21
Beautiful vintage doors!!
jennifermaggio
 
Love this!
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug Sep 11
Lovely color, texture and blistered paint. Beautiful work. Congratulations.
LifeForcePhotography PRO+
 
Congratulations on your challenge award!
mariannebesselsen
 
Nog nooit gezien , ik vind hem Prachtig !!!!!!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Aljubarotta in Portugal, in a small street outside of the village where many old houses were abandoned.
Time
It was about 16 pm.
Lighting
I took this photo without any extra flash, the sun was coming from the side and just missed the door, creating a nice indirect lighting.
Equipment
I used my small wonderful Lumix DMC-TZ60 free out of hand.
Inspiration
I saw the cloth, closing the door and was fascinated by this mysterious and romantic sight. I love photos with a story and I was wondering what the story could be behind this door... The combination of structures and colors of the dirty cloth where such an intimate contrast with the old worn paint and wood, it drew my attention from afar. After taking a few photos, I wanted to go and look inside the house, but I just couldn't untie the knot... it didn't feel good.
Editing
I did very little post-processing, I cropped the photo and enhanced the contrast and color just a little bit.
In my camera bag
I don't have a bag of equipment... My love for natural beauty and spontanious composition is enough for the moment. I always carry my Lumix DMC-TZ60 with me, wich practically fits in my back pocket and I never have to worry about the extra equipment as I am in the beginning of the learning process of photography. One day when I know how to use and set the camera well enough, I will start to think about a bag filled with technical things instead of the need to understand how it works first...
Feedback
To take a photo like this one, you need nothing more than a good eye for detail and a drive to go where others don't go... There were a lot of tourists in that area, but this house was in a small street behind a stone wall wich everybody else seemed to ignore. Just look around you and be bewondered about the beautiful and crazy world we are living in. Walk with your head up and down... and see what is allready there to be seen. In this case I can give little advice as this scene was allready waiting for me, I just had to see it... When I walk through a village or anywhere else, I allways look around me very carefully to see the details of wich the world around me is build up. I try to look through a pinhole, without forgetting the whole picture. If you look at a subject to photograph, you have to try to realise what you want to achieve, Try to find the good light, the right point of view and the best composition... And most of all, take more shots with slightly different settings so you can choose the best one. Once you get home and open your laptop, the magic of today's world begins... I allways crop it later into the size and composition I like best. Crop the photo in different ways, so you can choose the best one the next day when you can have a fresh look at them!

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