Cee’s challenge – Doors, knobs and handles

Days of rain and wind in November give me a chance to practice with my new macro lens in Cee’s challenge

PS: Oh boy, I honed in on the subject of the knobs and hinges sans doors I realize!! I also often think of doors symbolically or metaphorically so with that in mind….

This is the door to St. Magnus in Kirkwall, on Scotland’s northern island group called the Orkneys.  The cathedral was built in the 1100’s by the viking earls of Orkney. As it is an older photo  I used a little processing.  In the close up of the door knob I used a multi lens in analog with a slight radial blur. I’ve written more about this magnificent church and the fascinating  Orkneys on my Gateways and Journeys blog.

Now my slight misinterpretation of Cee’s subject in this photo of an old trunk in the basement that has a handle/hinge combination.  However, ancient riddles and maps to secret doors lie within.

handle latch of old trunkdark
the old chest

And here I really sidetrack (not intentionally)    This is a knob that also opens  a door in a manner of speaking – a door to the night sky.

telescope knob
my telescope

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Extras: !!

there are of course many doors, arghh; The Doors to Perception by Aldous Huxley, The Doors rock group from the 60’s , and the beautiful video by Duirwaigh Studios – A Knock at the Door with music by Martine Lund Hoel.  Prepare to jump into the wonder on this one for all you fairy folk!!

* and My own flight of fancy into the cosmos story:

40 Comments Add yours

  1. dbp49 says:

    It looks like you really got into this week’s challenge. It makes for much better picture-taking. View you later.

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    1. Oh thanks very much David! This was back in November and I just saw your reply! Sorry about that.

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      1. dbp49 says:

        That’s very possible, because when time permits, I often like to visit earlier posts of my favorite Bloggers to see things that I may have missed. And sometimes I forget when I comment, that I’m not in the present. Sorry about that.

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      2. oh of course David!! I didn’t look closely! No worries and thanks for that!!

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  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    Wow, those doors are awesome! The little brass knob is cool. I recently bought a new camera and it has a macro lens so this is tempting me to experiment.

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    1. thank you Jackie – and do experiment!!!

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  3. Leya says:

    Wonderful – the trunk is gorgeous, in colour and mood too.

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  4. Peter Nena says:

    Wealthy photos! I like that old chest and I always love what you do with the light in your photos.

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  5. sunsetdragon says:

    Very nice

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  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have selected your post to be featured on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
    http://ceenphotography.com/2014/11/25/cees-fun-foto-challenge-joints-andor-things-you-enjoy/
    I truly hope your week is off to a great start.

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    1. Thank you so much Cee and I am honoured!! I may be away for a few days and not posting.

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      1. Cee Neuner says:

        You are so welcome.

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  7. Amy says:

    Incredible photos of the doors and knobs! Thank you for the beautiful video, Cybele!

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    1. thank you and you’re welcome. It’s a lovely video and I love the music!!

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  8. Gil Zetbase says:

    Wonderful post! Amazing shooting!
    Have a nice week end!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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    1. Your comment is much appreciated!! Thank you Gil!

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  9. poppytump says:

    Ah Cybele I love entering your world 🙂 wonderful images and processing and a music link very much enjoyed .

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    1. So glad you enjoy it Poppy!! Thank you!!

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  10. Maria F. says:

    Beautiful video!

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  11. Cee Neuner says:

    Wonderful take on this week’s doors and knobs theme. Looks like you had some fun. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Cee, I kind of over thought the subject- but left it posted anyway!! must be my ADD!! 😀

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  12. lauramacky says:

    Even your doorknobs are beautiful!

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    1. thanks so much Laura!!!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        you’re welcome!

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    1. Thanks Melanie!! Great post of yours too!!

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  13. Suzanne says:

    Wonderful images – absolutely magical. thanks again for sharing your processes with us. I must try the radial blur in photoshop – I’m not sure what an analog is. 🙂

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    1. thank you Suzanne! Analog is a set of software filters used with photoshop!!

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  14. kazg10 says:

    I love your images Cybele they are delightful 🙂

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    1. I’m pleased!!! Thank you for a lovely comment Kaz!!

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  15. svtakeiteasy says:

    Love the doors and the radial blur, Cybele. Is the radial filter part of your normal software or a plug in?

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    1. thanks again chris!! 😀 It is a blur filter in pscs6!

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  16. svtakeiteasy says:

    Love the radial blur cybele! Is this part of your normal editing software or is it a plug in?

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    1. thank you Chris!! There is a blur filter in photoshop and also analog(a plugin).

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  17. I love the light on the lock to the old chest. The radial blur on the door knocker is fab.
    It’s raining here at last! 🙂

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    1. So glad you liked them Circ!! Thank you!!!!

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  18. Tracey says:

    Absolutely LOVE the door photos! 🙂

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  19. didonablog says:

    First image ..invites you into a magic world !

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    1. It does- thank you Dido!!

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