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Open Sesame


This is one of the doors in my sister's Michigan barn from over New Year's.

I've decided that 2009 is the year for me to open as many doors
as I possibly can!


Open Sesame


This is one of the doors in my sister's Michigan barn from over New Year's.

I've decided that 2009 is the year for me to open as many doors
as I possibly can!


comments (52)

  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 22 Jan 2009, 00:39
lovely textures gin smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Rian
  • Bermuda
  • 22 Jan 2009, 02:12
that's a nice thing to live by.. smile

cool shot too, i like the textures shown here.. smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm not usually curious enough about doors to open them, Rian, because I usually think they're none of my business. But THIS year I'm gonna make them my business. smile If they're not locked, at least open them and peek in...see if there's anything worth pursuing!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 22 Jan 2009, 02:40
Great shot Ginnie. Open those doors, an unopened door is an experience lost. Dont go to the same degree as Jim Carrey on the movie "Yes Man" smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I haven't seen Carrey's movie yet except for the previews. I promise, I won't go overboard, Zed. grin
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 22 Jan 2009, 02:41
Very pretty, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Sherri.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Jan 2009, 02:57
Lets get this one open, and see what is inside.

This shot is chock-full of texture, Ginnie. Love it.
Ginnie Hart: It did seem like a good door to start on, Ray. When my BIL saw this later, he said I might be surprised if I had opened it. Next time I'm there, I won't hesitate!
  • martie
  • United States
  • 22 Jan 2009, 03:16
Love the textures - who knew wood could have so many grains? Good way to live in 2009 - open as many doors as you possibly can!
Ginnie Hart: As I told Rian, Martie, I'm not usually curious enough about doors to open them because I usually think they're none of my business. But THIS year I'm gonna make them my business. If they're not locked, at least open them and peek in...see if there's anything worth pursuing! Thank you.
That is an amazing shot. So crisp and such beautiful tones.
Ginnie Hart: I just LOVE wood, Michael, especially unfinished wood! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Jan 2009, 05:17
Beautiful crop, beautiful texture, geweldig, ontzettend mooi, I am with Ray and Zed start with this one.......wink
Ginnie Hart: As I have told some others, lieve vriend, I'm not usually curious enough about doors to open them because I usually think they're none of my business. But THIS year I'm gonna make them my business. If they're not locked, at least open them and peek in...see if there's anything worth pursuing!
Lovely colour and texture. Great attitude! (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Roz. As I have said to others, I'm not usually curious enough about doors to open them because I usually think they're none of my business. But THIS year I'm gonna make them my business. If they're not locked, at least open them and peek in...see if there's anything worth pursuing!
That's a wonderful study in wood Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Wood is one of my favorite things in the whole world, Chris...especially oak! smile
Got to agree with everyone else, textures, textures, textures!
Ginnie Hart: There's something about raw, rough wood, Nigel, that always grabs me! smile
  • Aussie
  • Hot and Humid Brisbane
  • 22 Jan 2009, 07:25
Wonderful textures Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie. How 'bout we give you some of our frigid cold for some of your hot? (You can keep the humidity!)
There is a saying used when people leave doors open and let the cold in...born in a barn. grin

Love the picture Ginnie and open them doors!
Ginnie Hart: I am such an avid door-closer against the cold weather, Bill. I got that from my dad. smile Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 22 Jan 2009, 08:28
Excellent tones and textures here.
Ginnie Hart: It's my kind of door, Frida...and so easily opened! Not all doors will be such a breeze, I'm sure. smile
great crop and good colortone... very good photo
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Jan 2009, 09:37
O, I love this pic! - the wood (sharply taken) and this kind of simple door- doors- open and closed ones- are my theme -in real and symbolic sdense- and I'm collecting pics of doors- your one belongs now to my collection, too!
Ginnie Hart: I am honored, Philine. As I've said to others, I'm not usually curious enough about doors to open them because I usually think they're none of my business. But THIS year I'm gonna make them my business. If they're not locked, at least open them and peek in...see if there's anything worth pursuing! smile
Simple and yet beautiful composition. Lovely textures and tone. The metal handle is so wonderful.
Brilliant smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Shirin, for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot to me.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Jan 2009, 10:19
Good texture and tone Hope you find pleasure behind most door Mate.
Ginnie Hart: As I've said to others, Vintage, I'm not usually curious enough about doors to open them because I usually think they're none of my business. But THIS year I'm gonna make them my business. If they're not locked, at least open them and peek in...see if there's anything worth pursuing! Thanks!
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Jan 2009, 10:48
Love the meaning behind this shot Ginnie, I know you will achieve your goal, but just take your time there's no rush and enjoy whats behind the first one.smile
Great image mijn vriend. I am with you all the way.
Ginnie Hart: Please keep reminding me (us) to slow down and not panic, Tracy. We only have today to get through! Little by little the doors will be opened. We just pray they will be the right doors. Thanks for your loving support, lieve vriend.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Jan 2009, 11:18
Although this has a very limited palette, there is something very pleasing about it. Love the different textures.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I have always loved raw, rough wood, Ingrid. I think I got that from my dad! smile Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • the 3rd Stone From the Sun
  • 22 Jan 2009, 11:20
Simple and perfect. simply perfect ;o)
Ginnie Hart: You made my day, Mike! smile Thank you.
Fabulous texture, Ginnie!

Your sister was a blog of note last week. While visiting there I found an old friend's blog. I reconnected after many years. What a small wonderful world we have.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE raw, rough wood, Mary. Something very soulful about it! And yes, we were all proud of Ruth and the honor bestowed on her. What a small world indeed, that through that you were able to connect to an old friend. I'll have to tell Ruth!
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 22 Jan 2009, 11:35
hope you didn't mean to "break into" as many doors as possible, Ginnie. smile
The little wooden latch brings a so much needed touch of disbalance into the picture. Good stuff.
Ginnie Hart: What I like most about this image, Viktor, is that latch. No key is necessary. You just have to reach out and turn it and then peek inside. All doors won't be as accessible, I know, but there will be strength and resolve for each one as it presents itself, one day at a time. Now...just to get through today's! smile
Lovely capture Ginnie. I like the texture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. I LOVE raw, rough wood!
En estos momentos va muy bien un poco de optimismo, muchas gracias por transmitirlo.
El procesado me parece perfecto.
Ginnie Hart: Gracias, Enric. ¡Me amo la textura de la madera cruda!
Nice one Ginnie, I'm amazed how you can frame and compose your shots. You created a stunning and captivating image from a barn door. This is such an appealing and interesting image. Great job, love the textures and tones.
Ginnie Hart: You are very kind to write these words, John...YOU who can so expertly frame and compose your own incredible shots. YOU are the master.
perfectly simple ...simply perfect ....

A play on Mikes words ;-) richard
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. You're the Bobbsey Twins today, Richard. grin
I'm certainly with your charisma and kindness you will be able abrir all the doors that you set out, Ginnie.

The photography has very good details. I like that close up!
Ginnie Hart: Your vote of confidence makes my day, José Angel. Gracias!
  • Travis
  • United States
  • 22 Jan 2009, 14:59
Wonderful tones and texture. Something very calming about this image...could be that it reminds me of simpler times.
Ginnie Hart: Simpler, less-complicated times indeed, Travis, when we didn't have to put locks on our doors! I agree. Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 22 Jan 2009, 16:31
Simple but so amazing .. Ginnie a little piece of art .. wonderfull captured
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Klaus. Sometimes it helps me to just keep it simple, since usually I'm much more complicated. smile
You've done your own special process on this again Ginnie, I love all the detail in the wood.
Ginnie Hart: You've got me down pat, Brian. grin
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 22 Jan 2009, 18:00
very nice details presented here. I like the sharp tones!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Liang.
Nicely done and a good idee for 2009 smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zeb. That's what I thought! smile
  • mary
  • United States
  • 22 Jan 2009, 21:30
yes, this is such a wonderful year of new beginnings, isn't it? The texture in this image is amazing!
Ginnie Hart: Let's hope we only go up from here, Mary, right?! smile
  • polarbear
  • Vacationing in Australia
  • 22 Jan 2009, 22:29
Lovely light and texture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, PB, and it's very nice to see you again! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 22 Jan 2009, 22:47
Fantastic texture and light in this image. Love your post-processing. Great eye!!!
Ginnie Hart: You should talk about PPing, Marcie. You're the master of it! But thanks anyway. smile
Love the detail, texture and colour tone. Really Noice one Ginnie.

And a big AMEN!! to opening as many doors as possible smilesmile
Ginnie Hart: If we don't open them for ourselves, who will open them for us, right, Fotografa?! Thanks!
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 23 Jan 2009, 00:07
Lovely detail Ginnie, isn't wood nice.

Open as many doors as you can, I'll join you in that aim. smile
Ginnie Hart: The more the merrier, Ellie! We all need the encouragement of each other. Thanks. smile
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 23 Jan 2009, 00:09
Is that a a greeting card or inspirational poster in the making? How about it, Sheila? I love this Ginnie! What a fantastic way to announce your 2009 resolve!
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day. Thanks, Jennie. As I have said before, if WE don't open the doors, who will!
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 23 Jan 2009, 02:17
The grains on this are terrific, and as always your toning is right on target. Here's to interesting doors! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Larry. And yes, indeed, here's to VERY interesting doors! I think we'll all be surprised! smile
le souci du détail
la beauté du décors
Ginnie Hart: This is what makes us tick, right, O-P? Merci.
  • NarB
  • France
  • 23 Jan 2009, 08:38
Soft and graphic, I like very much.
Ginnie Hart: I have carpenter's hands just looking at it, NarB. smile Thanks.
  • Martial
  • Malaysia
  • 23 Jan 2009, 12:38
Looks like a smooth door used by time ... but easy to open ... what I want you to do just to get inside and know what is in the other side!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Martial! I want to know what's on the other side, too. Back then, I didn't even think of looking, probably because the camera was in my hands and it was very cold!
  • david
  • United States
  • 23 Jan 2009, 13:45
a fine detail shot; i love the texture and tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, David. I just LOVE wood grains.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jan 2009, 14:42
Excellent - especially with the Ginnie conversion.
Ginnie Hart: It's always nice to have a fan, Louis. smile Thanks.
But don't forget the important thing is not the number of doors you open but what you find atb the other side. Great shot Ginnie and nice weekend.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Albert. Quality, not quantity! smile
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 24 Jan 2009, 06:12
Lovely texture, and it is nice to see 'modern' locking mechanisms still being used.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly what I thought, Brian...nothing complicated at all.
I like the grainy look of the wood.
This one would be liked by Harry O'Connor.
Ginnie Hart: I had to Google Harry O'Connor and came up with several, Wim. I'm still not sure which one you mean?? But thanks anyway. I'm taking it as a compliment. smile
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2009, 13:30
Very nice work capturing the fine details here. I also like the dynamic range here.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian. I just tried to leave you a comment but it wouldn't accept it because it thought it was spam. sad
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 26 Jan 2009, 01:47
Excellent detail shot. I like the structures of the wood.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Carsten.
  • Thomas
  • Australia
  • 3 Feb 2009, 15:18
Now this is a trade mark Ginnie composition. Its got that special touch all over it
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. You just made my day, Thomas! Thanks.
Hi Ginnie, no more photos?
Hope you are fine!
Ginnie Hart: Wim, you have just concerned me because I have been posting photos since this one! Are you not able to see them? I did notice that yesterday I am not getting my email alerts and have written the administrators about it. I hope that's not a problem?

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