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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Porches still peak my curiosity.

It has been a while without a porch post and I cam across this one taken last Summer. What caught my eye with this porch was the different vertical and horizontal lines. The fence with the bricks and the posts along with the angled lines of the gingerbread trim made for a very busy picture but the warmth and light of the inside lamp helps cut through all the busyness and draws one inside.

I occurred to me that life is often like that. So much going on all round us and when that one personality draws near...they cut away the noise and draw you in...I can't put my finger on it but I would love to know what that trait is about some people that allows them to unconsciously attract you without even trying?

Dan

23 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Interesting picture, and interesting thoughts!
Indeed a lot "going on" in this picture - I noticed the porch first, then the fence/gate, then the open door...

Glen Hartjes said...

You have a way of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary!

Sunny said...

I love all the elements to your picture, the detail in the porch, the fence and the reflections in the door. You have such a good eye! I think that trait is called charisma.
Sunny :)

Heather said...

There is, indeed, something about this porch (and certain people) that draw us in and make us feel at ease. Beautiful photo and intriguing thoughts... if you figure out what it is, let me know. I'd love to have that kind of personality :)

shabby girl said...

I do love this photograph! I think it's a warmth of a person. you have that right here in your writing. We all feel it. We're all drawn in. :)

Cynthia L. H. said...

Oh, yes...this porch has it...and shabby girl is right...you do, too.
;^)

M. Hassan said...

Oh my God, is this art?

Can't keep my eyes of it.. Colors are awesome!

Indrayani said...

How do take such great pictures!! :)
Simply wow!!

What camera do you use..and what setting...
Just wondering..!!! :)
Keep them coming!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I see from that small part of the house... the porch... it's heart open wide for all to come in and take pleasure from while its warmth comforts the coldest soul.

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...I would like to be back on the nice warm day when I took this picture!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Glen...thanks but you also have that same knack for making the ordinary...extraordinary!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...thanks I appreciate the comment but I think it is no more than being aware of one's surroundings.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...I would like to know that secret as well but I have (as I am sure you have)known people like this that when they walk in the room...you almost feel drawn to them. Nothing special on the outside but there is something there.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you Shabbygirl...how is the house selling going?

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Cynthia but as I said above...it is no more than just taking in one's surroundings.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks M...hope things are going well for you in the New Year.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Indrayani...I use two cameras for most of my work...A Nikon DSLR for telephoto work (300 mm lens) and a canon G9 for the HDR photos.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Jaime...with this weather we are having...we all need a warm place of respite! This is a house in New Harmony.

Dan

M. Hassan said...

Unfortunately, nothing yet and its only getting worst. Just sold the camera that I saved for 2 years to get for half the price, just to pay my bills.

But life is such.

Glen Hartjes said...

Dan, I had to take a closer look, are those faces reflected in the glass door? Again really nice!

Dan Felstead said...

M...I hate to hear that...2009 was a rough year for so many of us...hopefully 2010 will allow you to buy back the camera! Here is hoping.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Glenn...thanks for checking back! I looked at the picture and I see shrubs and a stop sign but I didn't see any reflective faces...I could have just missed them.

Dan

M. Hassan said...

Thanks a lot!

Life goes on and my hopes are high ;)