Saturday, January 14, 2012

Doorway, Pioneer Village, Spring Mill State Park!


While walking around Spring Mill State Park last weekend, I decided to photograph a few of the old pioneer homes from the early 1800's. I loved this image of the dried flowers next to the old concrete steps leading up to the door of The Meeting House. And I especially liked this old door handle. I tried adding texture to the original image, but seriously it didn't do it justice. I did soften the original image just slightly to give it a tad mystery.

I have to admit, when I look at my brushed nickel door handles, the kind you grab and turn downward, well this old door handle has a lot more character. It's a shame that this modern age has taken away such everyday beauty. I can, however, envision a blacksmith firing this old door handle from iron back in the day. I did add some aging texture just very slightly to this image, as well as softened it a bit.

I'm glad to have old pioneer villages like Spring Mill State Park in South Central Indiana to remind us of days of yore. It's a balmy 25 degrees here in Louisville and yes, I'm seriously considering going out and taking some photos. Of what? I don't know. Where? I don't know. Why? Oh, I know this one. Because it's beckoning me. The anticipation of capturing a gorgeous image I never anticipated. My promise this winter . . . don't stay indoors, get outside. ENJOY!

3 comments :

  1. We are 27º, and windy. There is lots of ice leftover from yesterday, that I am afraid will not melt today.

    That old door is so neat! I saw one like it on a fort up here, a couple of years ago.

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  2. Hi Carol. Love the old weathered door. Temperatures falling to 0C tonight but should be 6C and sunny tomorrow.

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  3. Love the old hardwear, including the hinges. So much character. The whole door is charming - an entrance to another era. Enjoy your weekend, Carol. It was sunny and in 30's here today. We're hoping for snow on Mon.

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