Hinges

© 2012  Michael Fiveson

There are a couple of different things I could have called this photo, and  the long and rusting hinges are compelling. Also of interest are the glass windows, each with their own distinct reflection. While this photo works well in B&W, the reflections become somewhat muted.

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84 thoughts on “Hinges

  1. Fascinating shot, Mike! Is it some sort of garage or…?

    Love all the texture, which I’m sure you enhanced a bit…the reflections just might work in B/W if you ‘dodged’ them carefully. Ever thought of putting together a “Colorado Doors” calendar…or video slideshow?

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    • It is a ware house door that folds in if I am correct. The only enhacement I do is to add a bit of contrast, and this shot is better in color, trust me. Who would watch a slideshow or buy a calendar? I blog so I can be discovered, lol, but I will settle for creative and intelligent people like you. Do you have a name?

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      • Emma, what a lovely thing to say. This kind of validation is magnificent and feeds my soul. Moreover, it says much about you, willing to be so gracious with your time and words. Thank you.

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      • And, what a lovely response! I really would buy a couple of calendars. Your work is very appealing. Please consider finding a small press to publish it.

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      • Of course I have a name…but I do not post it for a variety of reasons…all personal.

        I took and scanned many slides of doors I shot in Italy back in ’82 and ’84, transferred them into Movie Maker, added some music…and voila! The eternal slide show…but with ‘camera moves’. I worked as a videographer for almost 9 years, both hand-held and using a pod. Unfortunately, my Nikon P80 will shoot video, but only in the best light conditions, and The camera sometimes develops a clicking/whirring sound that ruins the audio.

        I guess my best name would be “The Perfectionist”–hahaha!

        I am happy to see your work…I’ve never been west of Enid OK…and your area is so very rich with all these buildings, the Rockies, and remnants of former days.

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      • Thank you for getting back to me and I will respect that you are keeping mum about your name. You may call me Mike. Wait, you already do.

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      • I’d buy a calendar except I’m working on one of my own. Love your work, though. It’s giving me some ideas. And before you get all litigious on me, just remember “imitation is the sincerest form of stealing someone else’s ideas!”

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      • Hey man I am thrilled that I have inspired you. I know you won’t steal images so I have no worries my friend.

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      • No, I just meant that I have quite a few shots of old, rotting wood buildings that just didn’t look quite right. I want to try them now in black and white, maybe build up the contrast a touch. Imitate what I’ve seen here. I like!

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  2. This photo does have it all! The contrast, textures, perfect reflections, and lovely composition. An epic win. I must say, you do have some beautiful photos. I’m going to look into your world a little bit more, if you don’t mind. 🙂 Have a nice day.

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  3. This is really nice, Mike. I like all the colors and reflections in the windows. My imagination has gotten the better of me, and I envision the windows as on an old train and it’s rattling by with the houses and countryside reflected in the windows.

    E.

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    • Thank you Elisa. Yeah the windows add a real element to a picture that would have been ok without them, but the reflections are mysterious and kind of cool. Guess I got lucky. Whats that expression…..even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and again.
      I get the old train image and I think its kind of cool.

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  4. Just love this one Mike. Makes me think about there being a ‘surprise’ behind each window – (good or bad) and you have to pick one and see if you’re lucky! I’m definitely drawn to the golden one. I wonder what’s behind it!

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  5. It’s wonderful! I want there to be a bakery behind those doors. Some place with artisan breads hand made with love. The doors thrown open and folded back to let the smells waft out from behind the long counter filled with sticky buns and colourful cupcakes.

    That said, while the hinges are amazing, the reflections are tres interesting. I love this pic, think it makes it into my top 5 favourites (two of which are red doors lol).

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    • I love the idea of a bakery there. Your description is so good I can smell the breads and sweet pastries. Part of it will be a Mexican bakery with a great assortment of delicious treats. I think there may well be room for a premium coffee house on premises. You, catherine, will be my guest. no, no, I insist.

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  6. So much that’s interesting to look at here. At first glance I thought they were giant hinges for the windows, until I realized they are giant doors requiring those hinges. And it wasn’t until I enlarged the the image that I realized they are wooden, aren’t they? They must be pretty old. I also like the bolts going up the stone sides, almost like decorative button accents, though of course they are structural.

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    • Hi Matt. The doors are wooden for sure, and yes they must be quite old from the look of them as well as where the building is located. Thanks for the comment, eh.

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