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DP Challenge: A Splash of Color – Doors

“The craving for color is a natural necessity just as for water and fire.”

Fernand Leger

YELLOW DOOR, HANOI, VIETNAM
YELLOW DOOR, HANOI, VIETNAM

Not long ago I posted a blog featuring windows, and I promised a future blog of doors.  This week’s DP Challenge, A Splash of Color, reminded me of that promise.  I thought I might kill two birds with one stone (although I hate that phrase, don’t you?!) and post some very colorful doors along with some that I simply found interesting.  I hope you do too.

We begin with Southeast Asia:

IN THE BLUE DOORWAY
BLUE DOORWAY                                       HA LONG BAY VIETNAM

“Of all the colours, blue and green have the greatest emotional range.”

William H. Gaas

BOAT DOOR
BOAT DOOR                            LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

“Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.”

Claude Monet

SCROLLED DOOR, HOI AN, VIETNAM
SCROLLED DOOR, HOI AN, VIETNAM

“I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love.”

Conor Oberst

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From South America:

PRIMARY COLOR DOORS BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
PRIMARY COLOR DOORS      BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
“Orange is what red and yellow can do when they combine efforts”
Reggie Joiner
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HOLE-Y DOOR
HOLE-Y DOOR, GREEN STEPS,  PATAGONIA
GRAFFITI'D DOOR
GRAFFITI DOOR, BUENOS AIRES

“Life is about using the whole box of crayons.”

Ru Paul

DOUBLE DOORS
DOUBLE DOORS, BUENOS AIRES,
DOOR WITH A BOY, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
BOY BY A BIG DOOR, BUENOS AIRES

In the South of France:

BLUE DOOR, RED APRON - EYEGELAIRE, FRANCE
BLUE DOOR, RED APRON – EYEGELAIRE, FRANCE

“If I don’t have red, I use blue.”

Pable Picasso

MAILBOX DOOR
MAILBOX DOOR, PROVENCE, FRANCE

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”

  Pedro Calderón de la Barca

WHITE DOOR
WHITE DOOR, PROVENCE, FRANCE

“White… is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black.”

G.K. Chesterton

CELLAR DOOR, ROUSSILON, FRANCE
CELLAR DOOR, ROUSSILLON, FRANCE

“Why do two colors, put next to each other, sing? Can one really explain this?  No.”

Pablo Picasso

Finally, here in my own back yard:

RED DOOR, CHARLESTON, SC
RED DOOR, CHARLESTON, SC

“Red is the ultimate cure for sadness”

Bill Blass

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Artists and photographers love doors, windows, and best of all, color.  Thanks for staying with me for my longer-than-usual blog.  Final thought: Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Be an opener of doors”.  Simple, elegant and excellent advice for us all.

1. Yellow Door: Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @135mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO 400

2. Blue Doorway: Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @200mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 400

3. Boat Door: Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @200mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 200

4.  Scrolled Door: Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm lens @95mm, F/9, 1/1600, ISO 200

5.  Primary Colors: Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @48mm, f/9, 1/50, ISO 200
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6.  Hole-y Door: Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @36mm, f/9, 1/80, ISO 200
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7.  Graffiti Door: Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @48mm, f/11, 1/40, ISO 1000
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8.  Double Doors: Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @27mm, f/11, 1/60, ISO 1000
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9.  Boy by a Big Door: Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @62mm, f/11, 1/80, ISO 1000
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10. Blue Door, Red Apron: Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @35mm, f/8, 1/30, ISO 200
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11. Mailbox Door: Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @18mm, f/8, 1/25, ISO 200
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12. White Door: Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @26mm, f/8, 1/40, ISO 200
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13. Cellar Door: Nikon D/300s, Nikkor 18-200mm @22mm, f/6.3, 1/20, ISO 200
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14. Red Door: Nikon D/50, Nikkor 18-200mm @50mm, f/4.8, 1/125, ISO 560
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19 thoughts on “DP Challenge: A Splash of Color – Doors Leave a comment

  1. Love them all, great textures as well as color.my fave photos are the blue door in Vietnam and boat door in Laos, but the white door is exquisite .

  2. Tina,

    What a great start to my morning! Your photos made me think of the wonderful visits we have had to the places where you found these interesting doors. Thank you!!

    Carol

    Sent from my iPad

  3. Tina. You captured me on this one! You are way too talented my friend! Keep doing what you are dojng! You bring joy to all who view!!

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