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Comments (16)

Bruce MacIver on December 8, 2009

Nice Marilyn -- it won't be long before the kudzu eats this door alive.

Marilyn Whiteley on December 8, 2009

My thoughts exactly, Bruce! I'm glad I got it before it's devoured.

MaryAlice on December 8, 2009

It is so interesting to see it from this side! What Bruce doesn't know, is that this is a VAST improvement from it's earlier day. The kudzu has been greatly reduced actually. When I was there, so many months back, it was a complete and utter impossibility to stand where you stood in order to get such a shot. I am pleasantly surprised and intrigued to see this view! I wonder how old this building is? Have you any idea?

It's a wonderful shot, and I am enjoying seeing your new GEORGIA collection so much! It is an honor to have you visit our state.

Warmest regards on this chilly evening,

Mary Alice

mardrl on December 9, 2009

Very nice shot of this abandoned place. It is good you got there when you did.

Nawitka on December 10, 2009

I've heard about kudzu. It does add some atmosphere, but at what a price! Beautiful shot, though Marilyn. The lighting on the stonework is very mellow and rich.

We battle with English Ivy, Morning Glory, and Himalayan blackberry brambles here.

skida on December 11, 2009

I love this composition with the sweeping and swooping "S" formed by the arch of the door and the plant. Great feeling.


Marilyn Whiteley on December 12, 2009

Mary Alice, they had obviously cleared out this area since your visit. There were only a few strands of kudzu crawling across the ground on which I walked. (It was definitely too cold for snakes!) I didn't try to go around to the other side--I don't scramble up and down slopes the way I used to. I'll ask Diane about the various buildings wen I have a chance.

Thank you, too, Margot and Nawitka, for your comments. It's interesting how different areas all have their own invaders!

And, Keith, I have several other photos of one door and one window - a very minor "motif" in my collection, I guess. But I agree that the swooping curves add something extra here. I'm glad you like it.


Ria Maat on December 14, 2009

Excellent photo of the old door and window Marilyn! Nice composition and fine colours!

Best wishes from Ria

Irene Steeves on December 16, 2009

Lovely old building well captured Marilyn! Cheers, Irene

Paul13 on January 6, 2010

Excellent photo! Beautiful colours!

Marilyn Whiteley on January 7, 2010

Many thanks, Ria, Irene, and Paul13. You know I can't go past a place like this without trying to photograph it!

Best wishes, Marilyn

Alessandro De Simone on January 10, 2010

I really like this photo

B E S T _ O F

Greetings Alessandro

Marilyn Whiteley on January 10, 2010

Thank you, Alessandro, for your visit and comments. Greetings, Marilyn

masuren on January 10, 2010

And this is lovely...Greetings above the ocean, Jo

Marilyn Whiteley on January 11, 2010

Thank you, Jo. You hae some very good door photos in your gallery. Greetings from Canada, Marilyn

Pawel Klobukowski on February 9, 2010

excellent composition!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 8, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2009/12/05 10:23:04
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 13.39mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.70 EV
    • No flash