Saturday, March 2

Focusing on Life, Week 9: Knock, Knock

This week's challenge from Sally of the Studio Sublime:

 A door opened and I went through it.
                                                          ~Temple Grandin

  Let's open some doors to see what awaits us on the other side.

Is it a door that holds opportunity?
A door that holds a story?
Is it a door you have been hesitating to open?
Is a gate to a new life?
A door to a new adventure?
Is it a door that holds a memory?
Is it the perfect door for a simple picture?

You have arrived at the door for a reason, open it up and step in!

When I first read this week's challenge I thought:  Yes!  I love doors, gates... then I re-read it and got the message.  lol!  

So for a few days I thought about it and then started getting worried that this week I'd be stumped.  However, who doesn't have doors waiting to be opened that we're either too scared or think too busy to even take a peek? 

My door holds an opportunity to support my growing photography skills, will tell a multitude of stories... is a door to a new adventure... and one that will save my memories even if my memory starts to fade.

It's a tricky photograph to take:  one where the "door" would do a better job than my pocket camera.

Have you guessed?

Kim Klassen's warm sun texture
-also used dissolve

Although I shouldn't share anything beyond that one photo I can't resist showing a few photos that I took this week while experimenting with the modes of my new camera.  These have no other processing done to them.  

A big hug and thank you to my friend Kim of Picking Poppies for recommending I look at the Nikon D5200.  As many of you know her, you know why I asked her for advice.  I also asked my sister-in-law who takes amazing photographs as well.  Based on their experience I was in the right hands.  I wanted a light camera that took amazing photos that I could grow with.  I checked out the review Kim sent me to as well as did some google review searching on my own where I could compare other Digital SLR cameras under $1000 like Canon's.  In my brief experience this week I think I made the right choice.

To see what doors others have unlocked hop on over to the Studio Sublime and check out Week 9.
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  1. How exciting! Lots of bloggy friends have gotten awesome new cameras. I can't wait to see your photo shoots :)

  2. Ohhhh, a very clever take on this week's prompt!

  3. Walking thru doors via your lens - awesome doorway!

  4. Fabulous pics with your new camera - congrats on the new door opening up for you!

  5. Wonderful pics with your new camera. An interesting take on this weeks prompt.

  6. Beautiful shots with your new camera. You have opened a new door.....with a viewfinder.

  7. Congratulations! You'll open lots of new doors with that puppy!...and I don't mean the beagle LOL. Wonderful photos!

  8. A metaphoric door! How perfect. Like you at first I thought I'd just take a picture of an interesting door. But I'm glad that I thought beyond that. And you did, too! Great photos, too, with your new "door."

  9. Hi Janet,

    Congrats on your new camera. I just love the pic of the poochie keeping watch from the terrace. The property is gorgeous too - what a view! I imagine it gives you lots of material for your photography passion.

  10. I'm so glad you had fun with your new camera. It definitely does a great job as those are awesome photos!

  11. Janet, what a fantastic twist to the door prompt this week! I'd say your new camera + your talent makes a great team so far! I love my Nikon too.... I enjoy taking pictures just as much as I like to make jewelry!

  12. Your photos are fabulous! I hope you enjoy your new camera for a long time!

  13. Daffodils :)

    And I completely agree with you! I was on a photography "binge" a few years back, and clicked pictures of anything i found interesting. What was great about that is that the pictures told MY perspective of the subject, they showed what MY eyes saw :) I loved it! The bug has long gone though :(

  14. Great shots with your new camera. I especially love the closeup of the purple flowers.

  15. Ooh, congrats on that new camera! You're taking beautiful shots already.

  16. Congratulations on the camera - they are a blast and a great doorway.


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