Saturday, May 05, 2012

The Old Gate

My fascination with gates, doors, windows-really all portals to somewhere, is never ending.

And, this one, pleases my muse in particular. Yes, I've taken liberties with the interpretation of it, but having more so to do with the color tones rather than a complete alteration.

It speaks of antiquity. It speaks of comings and goings. It speaks of staying in. It speaks of keeping out.

I took this image a while back-on one of my many outings up to Santa Fe. But, please don't ask me to take you right to this very spot where I took this image, because THAT I do not remember. It was a fleeting moment for me-an impulse based on instinct.

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)

Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2011 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here to view them.


Gemma Wiseman said...

A beautiful feature! Like part of a secret garden where legends are made!

Chubby Chieque said...

How's my Molokai Girl? §;-)

What a great post Paula. It looks so calm and very peaceful. Looks like in the bible.

Very pretty shot.

Hope you have a great w/end.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful! And a secret garden indeed! Wonderful capture for the day, Paula, as always and I always love your gates and doors! Fascinating! Hope you have a lovely weekend!


robin. said...

it speaks of beauty. what a wonderful door...and of the stories it could tell if it dared speak!! love it!!

Ralph said...

The gate looks massive, almost like an iron gate on an olde world castle from centuries ago. Yet, this must be made of wood as it hangs on adobe walls that aren't that old, as this is Santa Fe, but old and classic in its style. So beautiful, and the shadows wafting about add such lovely character to the scene. Beautiful capture!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love this so much Paula....we are gate girls....and door girls as well ~ you'll find us taking a picture of those before our family on vacation!!

Kelly said...

Oh, I do love gates and doors and you have presented us with a wonderful one here!! I don't know how it looked to start with, but I love your end result.

John McElveen said...

Ohhhh- A movie could be made of this with the pic as the Poster!!! Great shot and it has my mind working on what's lurking!!!


Joan said...

Lovely color! A beautiful gate.

chubskulit said...

Wow, that is beautiful Paula. Thanks for your contribution to SSS2!

Joy and Shadow, have a blessed Sunday!

toby said...

That is beautiful! I have to tell you, if you like windows and doors, please feel free to join in my meme, Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! It opens each Monday, and is open all week. Welcome aboard!


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