Thursday Doors – June 4, 2020

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time). 

Rural Doors on a Gray Dreary Day

My first legitimate doorscursion in over 2 months was a tentative one. I’m not quite brave enough to venture too far from home, mostly for fear of coming across too many people in too close quarters, so these were all found within a 20 minute drive from home.

Not many shots, and these doors are not super-fancy. On the plus side though, I did get out, and it sure felt good 🙂

As much as I love the dramatic glow of golden hour light, cloudy skies can make for diffused even lighting conditions that can produce excellent shots as well. Images with ‘even’ or ‘flat’ lighting let the actual subject speak to us more than the light.

Sometimes this is good and in this case I think it works quite nicely.

Gee was it ever fun to play with framing and foreground elements in composing my shots!

Turning the camera 90 degrees to look at things from a different perspective.

Stepping closer or moving around an obstacle to change the angle of the shot….

I had forgotten how much I enjoy getting out and trying to be creative using simple everyday rural scenery as my canvas.

As you can see, the rich greens of late spring and early summer are filling out the countryside in our part of the world. I find this just enhances that quiet country atmosphere of these shots.

It all reminded me of how much I enjoy this and now that the ice has been broken, so to speak, I’m already looking forward to my next planned outing very soon 🙂

As always your input, comments, and links to your own doors, are always welcome.

Don’t forget to share the link to your Thursday Doors post in the comments section below.

You have until noon eastern North American time on Saturday to add your link.

While you’re here please take a few minutes to visit some of the other Thursday Doors posts shared by our contributors. Just click on a few (or all) of the links you’ll find in the comments below.

Thanks for looking and please stay safe 🙂 

About Norm 2.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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90 Responses to Thursday Doors – June 4, 2020

  1. Jennie says:

    I like how you photographed the barn on a cloudy day. It showed detail. Glad you got out and about, Norm. Stay well.

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  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    Yesterday when I was out for a quick walk after dinner, I noticed how rich the greens seemed to be compared to prior years. Is it just my imagination, or a function of a dismal spring and so much time in self-isolation? Whatever the reason, your photos also show that lushness.

    The first photo in particular really caught my eye for the ‘fence’ in the foreground and the tree in mid scene. This is exactly the type of scene that I would be inspired to paint.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Joanne. It certainly seems like it’s a lot more this year, but I don’t know either, if it really is or if being cooped up so long is playing tricks on us. Either way it felt great to get out and explore 🙂

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  3. I’m so glad you got out for a bit and we get to enjoy the fruit of your excursion. Wonderful shots, Norm. I do like the light with the colors. The first one is especially nice as it looks so peaceful. I want to sigh in contentment. 🙂

    Here’s yet another post from Venice…

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  4. Aimer Boyz says:

    That little outhouse…
    There was one at my grandmother’s cottage when I was a kid. I never asked why or who papered the inside walls with pictures of naked women. Still wondering…

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  5. Ah, how bucolic! Reminds me of a saying – he couldn’t hit a barn door sitting on the handle. My photographs have moved north to the north coast of Norfolk in East Anglia, England.

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  6. Pistachios says:

    Ah yes, the contrast between the weathered buildings and the lush greenery is quite stunning! I could practically hear the excitement in your words. Glad you’re getting out and about, and back into experimenting with photography!

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  7. Linda Schaub says:

    Glad you ventured our comfortably Norm. I stewed and fretted on Palm Sunday, trying to decide whether to return to the Park where I walk daily, and after much angst, I returned, masked up but without the camera. When I finally took the plunge and took the digital compact, it was the day they closed the Park (May 1st) and just opened a couple of days ago. My health concerns are not yours, but I still went there and any other Park with much trepidation. I like these shots – they are very peaceful, even that change of camera angle exposing the outhouse. 🙂

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  8. lolaWi says:

    these are charming, Norm. i’m a big fan of barns! glad that you’re being cautious in venturing out.we feel the same way, too. here is my contribution, still from the archives.

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  9. Great shots, Norm. I love the soft light of a gray day – no hard shadows or sun flairs. It looks like the perfect area to get some fresh air and ensure social distancing (I hope you didn’t use the outhouse 🙂 ).

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  10. dimlamp says:

    Cool outdoor toilet. I don’t have new door photos, however thought folks might enjoy these older ones I’ve posted before from Scotland:

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  11. Oh Norm, I’m so glad to see that you had a peek around and enjoyed the doors once again as if for the first time. I love the doors, but all the greenery even more. Here yellows are winning over already.

    For me, it’s the fourth time in Vitorchiano, and in four minutes this time. Some special ones too. Enjoy!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Manja. It was a good gentle re-introduction to being away from the house. I can’t tell you how good it felt just to be outside and not looking over my shoulder every 15 seconds to make sure no one was too close.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. JT Twissel says:

    It is nice to get out, isn’t it? The countryside looks so peaceful. Even if the doors aren’t fancy, they bring a sense of calm.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. KFBuchsbaum says:

    I’ve really enjoyed seeing many of these posts for quite a while. Happy to finally participate:

    Liked by 1 person

    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you and welcome to #ThursdayDoors. I’m glad you found us and decided to jump in – the more the merrier 🙂
      By the way, I went over and left a comment on your post but the WordPress spam filter always catches my first comment on a blog. You may have to go into the spam or pending folder in the comments tab of your blog admin tool and free me from spam prison. Cheers!


  14. I ventured out today but didn’t notice any doors, just trees and rats. I’ve some doors from a couple of years ago.

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  15. DrJunieper says:

    Am smiling – for the country side, these barns look in very good shape, Norm and the doors too:) This is the choice I have to make with all the time, knowing which kinds of wonderful and unusual doors there are in the city, but too far, to get out there every week. Oh yeah, my url

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  16. Ally Bean says:

    There’s something about an outhouse door that screams photograph me. Glad you’re back out in the world on doorscursions.

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  17. slfinnell says:

    Your barns are photographed beautifully. Keep ’em comin’!
    My link:

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  18. Photographias says:

    The great outdoors! Excellent shots.
    Here is mine:

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  19. Nice photos, and glad you got out

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  20. A great set of Doors Norm, especially the dunny!
    This week I have gone to Austria…

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  21. The first shot is beautiful Norm, with the lovely old tree. I like that last one too. Great to get out and about isn’t it? Here’s what I dug out of my pre lockdown file, thanks.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Jean. Oh yes it actually felt liberating to be out and being in a rural environment meant I could relax and not spend half my time looking over my should and worrying if someone was coming along who might crowd my 2 metre bubble 🙂


  22. dennyho says:

    Norm, these doors are spectacular! Simple can be best, and in this rural setting…perfection. Happy Thursday to you. I am on the water today (last week actually!)

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  23. Hopefully by this time you have no literal ice to break either! I really like the first shot. The bit of wooden fence does the trick. Glad you’re able to get out a bit. I’ve been out for groceries, to walk, and help at my parents’ house but other than that, no real trips.


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  24. China Dream says:

    good morning, ahhh Thursday Doors, how I’ve missed you!

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  25. Love the Rural Doors. I was just looking back at my photo archive and had some similar images. But Today I’m sharing images that I made on Pinhole Day:

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  26. Teresa says:

    Same here, being still a bit cautious, Norm. So here is mine from the archives.

    Regards, Teresa

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  27. marianallen says:

    What a wonderful barn and … er … outbuilding! I love the gray and subdued red together. My doors are other people’s pictures, but my family heritage:

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  28. scooj says:

    So good that you have been able to get out, and those pictures are really atmospheric. That long grass is so green. The buildings and doors are really beautiful. I look forward to more of your trips out.

    More graff doors from me…

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  29. Sheree says:

    Gorgeous photos Norm and I’m glad you feel you can venture out at long last.

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  30. Dan Antion says:

    I’m glad you got out and about, Norm. Sometimes it is good to focus on a subject and see what you can do. You are a much better photographer (the reason I was first drawn to your site). I like your subjects today and I really like what you’ve done with them.

    I, too, stayed fairly close to home in my first time out. I’m still working off those doors –

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  31. It’s good to get out isn’t it? How quickly we see how the small things enhance our lives so much! I liked the walk in the country today! Here is my post coming from Kristiansand, Norway this morning!

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  32. tgeriatrix says:

    Once again, mine are green. I didn’t know, there are so many green doors:

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  33. This weeks door is flanked by 4 ‘ribbon’ style works by London based, Chilean born artist and architect Otto Schade.

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  34. TiongHan says:

    Your first photo of that barn is an absolute gem Norm. Here’s mine for this week

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