broken window & vine ....

Posted by DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 23 January 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Lafayette CA ~
I was shlepping my camera and tripod down a little lane to snap some photos of leaves
when I passed a building and found this broken window.
I did take some leaf shots, but I had much more fun with this old window. :-)

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тǿм_* from Paris, France

i like it a lot !!

23 Jan 2010 6:49am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great shot, i really like how nature is overrunning the creation of man.

23 Jan 2010 7:30am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

beautiful dulcie. and the brush is a complete surprise.
the surtains should be taken down and cleaned. why oh why do people put up heavy curtains on such a beautiful day. they like to live in darkness, i guess.
open the window, and put the brush to good use, i always say.
well, this is the first time i ever said that, but still...

23 Jan 2010 8:46am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great textures - cracked paint - the old curtains. ..I like it.

23 Jan 2010 9:09am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A single adjective for your image Dulcie! Exquisite! Nothing is missing. Nor does he spare anything! The beauty of things you wrecked by passage of time!

23 Jan 2010 9:55am

Florence from Paris, France

Focus is fine, revealing decay and textures. It seems that a painter may have lived here...

23 Jan 2010 1:49pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

What a wonderful find - you must have been excited when you came across this! And the brush just makes it all come together - very, very nice Dulcie!!

23 Jan 2010 2:06pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Like a painting (by the former painter that might have lived there) A real good capture..

23 Jan 2010 2:10pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

Superb ! i like those used views which tell us a story ! A very beautiful photo !

23 Jan 2010 2:42pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

This really looks cool! I lóve the texture's ..the composition is very nice!

23 Jan 2010 2:43pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture and composition. I love old stuff like this.

23 Jan 2010 3:17pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Great capture - full of interesting details!

23 Jan 2010 3:23pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

That is a cute find :)) I mean - not cute but cute on a picture :))

23 Jan 2010 3:39pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fabulous detail & those textures are to die for ~ ~

23 Jan 2010 4:32pm

Dinu from Mysore, India

Who else would have got to see such beauty out of innocuous things? It is the creative lot who have a blind eye for common things! Right?

23 Jan 2010 5:54pm

Jane Forrest from Walnut Creek, United States

Looks like some places I used to see in Berkeley. They were stuck in Russia for so long but they are coming ut (Berkeley that is) Tom & I stopped in the renovated Shattuck Hotel when we were out walking last fall and it is really sharp with a lovely new restaurant. They say that Emeryville changing so much is challenging them as they watch Emeryvilles coffers load up.

23 Jan 2010 7:40pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

It looks very familiar :)

23 Jan 2010 8:23pm

Scarabaeus from Manchester, United Kingdom

This is a great find, a lovely photo

23 Jan 2010 9:54pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Nice perspective!

24 Jan 2010 12:03am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

One wonders the story behind the paintbrush. best...jerry

24 Jan 2010 1:14am

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

great composition ,dulcie !!
***** stars !
kiss !

24 Jan 2010 1:51am

Ann Keiffer from Walnut Creek, United States

This is my favorite image this week...for the story behind it: the cracked paint, the withered vines, the broken glass, grimy curtains, paintbrush (small broom?) Interesting to think about photos that focus on an object and those that take you somewhere new because of it.

25 Jan 2010 4:42am

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

I love an image that causes me to ask questions. I want to know what's beyond the window. Why is it broken? Who lived here? An artist, perhaps? And on, and on . . . .

25 Jan 2010 7:04am

Lucca from Cologne, Germany

Windows are always interesting. I like this one.

27 Jan 2010 8:25am

joemulligan from penland, nc, United States

Oh this is really beautiful! I love that concealed paintbrush particularly, and the lovely muted off-violet color of the wood, and that little suggestion of greenery in the bottom left corner and those spider-like vines pushing out of the window add a touch of eeriness to what is otherwise lovely. You've caught mystery in light here. Thanks, Dulcie.

31 Jan 2010 7:54pm

Nikon D90
1/60 second
F/4.5
ISO 400
147 mm (35mm equiv.)

building
window
vines