Windows


 

 

 

The windows of the houses – even if the house is ramshackle – are always beautiful because windows represent light.
~~Mehmet Murat ildan~~

I’m not sure what it is about windows, but I love them and I love to photograph them.  So, some windows for you today.
My favorite?  Interestingly, the last one.
The one that is the least technically “good.”
Blurry, full of noise, and some really strange color.
Taken with my iPhone at about 5:00 am, while on a morning walk.
Who knows why.
And does it really matter?

Have a great week ahead!!

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66 comments

  1. These images are beautiful! I especially love the one with the lace curtain and the way the light plays through it.

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  2. Hi Lisa,
    those are fabulous photos of the different windows. It’s like a touch of the past times…
    Warm regards, Synnöve

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  3. Im taking photos of windows this month too! These are lovely- the light in the 2nd photo is beautiful 🙂

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  4. I have to say I am one of those people who loves to look at windows. In the dull light I love to see the light it casts. I also like to wonder what is going on behind those windows! Always happy thoughts!

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  5. They’re wonderful images Lisa and windows are very photogenic ~ they have character, style and a little bit of mystery about them….

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  6. Lisa, I agree about loving to take photographs of windows. They were some of the first things that I began shooting with my first digital camera. A window seems to tell a story, of just a peak inside a home, and the imagination can conjure up so many ideas about the life inside. I love the one of the soft flowing white curtains, and also the light flowing onto the floor of the first one. Happy weekend sweet friend. xx

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  7. Hello Lisa! I found each of these very lovely. The patina of colors captured makes each beautiful in their own, unique way. I also love windows (and doors). In the winter, during the holidays, I love driving at night and seeing the warm glow of windows. It makes me feel warm and cozy thinking it’s all warm and cozy inside! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

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  8. Well, I like that last one, two, and I’ve seen a similar effect before, where we make technically good images (and we work so hard at doing that) and then one comes along that misses the mark technically but is filled with emotion, and maybe mystery. It’s painterly, too, and it leaves a lot of room for the viewer to interpret and wonder.
    And what’s not to love about windows (and doors)? That’s a nice quote, too!

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  9. My favorite also is the last one. If you had not mentioned that it was not technically “good” I would have assumed that color and blurriness to be artistic choices. I find windows to be portals into the personalty of a house and your collection here tell so many stories.

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  10. Hi Lisa, All the images in this series are captivating. I agree, the last image is striking and love the light in all, especially Abandoned. Terrific work and theme.

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  11. Very creative, Lisa! My favorite is the first one. Looks like framed art! And the last one is just so mysterious. Windows (and doors) do make interesting subjects. Have a great day, my friend! xo

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  12. I’m particularly fond of the third photo. It sings to me… a touch of elegance.

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  13. They are all lovely and I also am attracted to windows. I wonder what is happening inside those windows. I like your attitude about how the shots came out also. Sometimes that is a good thing to say to oneself. I love the first photo. Good for you for going out for a walk at 5 am. I would be scared to do that in these times…I’m such a sissy.

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    • Thank you so very much, Cheryl!
      The first one is a window in an abandoned house. I loved that I could see the old rocking chair inside.
      I am out at this time almost every morning either walking or running and have done so for years. I live in a relatively small city, and kind of keep to a path that runs through the downtown area. Even at that time of the morning, many of the coffee shops, etc. are open, and I love seeing the same people do the same things at the same time each morning. It always gets my day off to a good start. 🙂

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  14. I love these, Lisa!!!! I absolutely love window photos, too, and these are so dark and mysterious. Great lighting. Can’t believe they’re iPhone photos! Perfect.

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  15. These are so mysterious. Well done Lisa! The last one is really cool and sort of creepy.

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  16. Beautiful images, Lisa, using the soft light through the window to create a lovely atmosphere. I really love the second one. Can just keep looking at it.

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  17. lovely shots and windows are holding secrets if you ask me 🙂

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  18. All these window shots are beautiful for different reasons, so I can’t have a favourite, but I do really love the sunlight falling on the chair in the second shot. Such wonderful atmospheres captured, Lisa.

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  19. I love all of them. Glorious light and perspective. You have such an eye! But, do you really go for walks at 5 am??? Besides being so early, it has to be really COLD!

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    • Thank you so very much, Barbara!
      Yes, I really do go for a walk or run just about every morning at this time. I just love being out there before the city wakes up. For me, it just gets every day off to a really good start. 🙂
      xo.

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  20. Lovely! I love every one of them. I agree – it doesn’t matter why you took the photo, only that you did and it brings you joy!

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  21. Fantastic Lisa. The room is absolutely stunning, well done.

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  22. Windows conceals more than them reveals.
    We will only be able to see what is behind them if we use the eyes of our imagination. Otherwise we would only see things.
    I love the nostalgia that permeates the last one.

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  23. Lisa – great images. Moody, thoughtful – and well caught. Wonderful!
    So many photographers would never consider the potential in this type of work.
    I’m so pleased you took the time. Thanks. 🙂

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  24. windows … i love windows … lovely collection

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  25. it doesn’t matter lisa, it is whatever makes your soul sing. i favored the second one, and i am not sure why. it spoke to me…all of these images did but the second one the loudest. they are all so artful!!

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  26. The darkness leaves only the light. Wonderful images Lisa!!!!!

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  27. beautiful photos.
    Especially the one w/ the book, Abandoned! Superb. xx

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  28. Beautiful pictures, as alway Lisa.

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  29. Such beauty and atmosphere! Fabulous shots.

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  30. Lisa, you know what, it really does not matter. I too will sometimes choose a favourite of my own and it’s more because of a feeling the image gives me or sometimes it’s unnameable why I am drawn to it. Art is subjective. I love each of these and your keen interest in windows really shows in every one of these. I’m torn for a favourite — the two I’m so torn between are the first one and the third one. And what has drawn me in is definitely the feeling each one gives. Really lovely images my friend. Have a wonderfully creative week.

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    • Thank you so much, Diane!
      The first one was a window in an abandoned house. I just loved the old wooden rocking chair in the window.
      The third one is the window seat in my living room.
      Happy day to you, my friend!
      xo.

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  31. These are beautiful, Lisa. I love the quality of the light you’ve captured through the windows.

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  32. Great photos! Especially the one with the book! 🙂

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  33. I love all of these windows. I love windows too.

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  34. My favorite is the one with the book. I also love windows, but I often have trouble with the reflection or glare. Yours seem to tell a story. I also like the objects that the windows showcase.

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