Thursday, January 24, 2013

Vintage Hardware

 

vintage doorknob with pdpa ancient treasures

It is time for Photo Friday and our host Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art suggested that we make a photo including hardware.  I decided upon this one with the colourful doorknob on a vintage cabinet that a friend of mine gave me several years ago.  When I saw the colours I thought this is the one.   I added a texture called Ancient treasures of Bonnie’s  over the top to give it a further vintage feel.

Is it cold where you live? We are in the deep freeze here with temperatures of  minus 17 celcius.   We could use some snow though to cover the plants up.

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31 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

This is beautiful, Valerie!
I especially love the way the light is falling on it.

Mariane said...

What a wonderful picture, Valerie :)

Kind regards
Mariane
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JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great perspective and colors - it just speaks to vintage. We are having rain and cool temperatures in the Pacific Northwest - our typical winter. I'm so glad we don't have the very cold temperatures and snow.

photoartbyanna said...

Simply beautiful... A very successful blending of texture and photo; subtly powerful. I love it!

It's cold in my corner of Sweden, too - about the same as at your place - but at least we do have some snow! :)

A Garden of Threads said...

Awesome job, the light is fabulous. Freezing here, brrrr. Jen

Ruth said...

Lovely composition and colours :)

Stephanie said...

Ohhhhh, I love this photo. The colors are gorgeous.

smiles, Sharon said...

When I saw the "small" link in image I was very very curious...seashells? Your full image is wonderful. What a treasure this cabinet is, and the HARDWARE is wonderful. You chose the right texture for this one.

I live in southern United States and it is cold, but not like where you are. We really don't get snow...but I would never go OUT at your temperatures, snow or not. So enjoy the beauty for me. smiles: sharon

Marilyn said...

Brrrrr....way to cold for me. It's 65 here in So. Calif.
Beautiful drawer knob. I like the variation of colors in it.

Jeanne said...

Love the composition and processing on this, and I also love these old doors with their interesting hardware. Sounds like you are really having some chilly weather! 70 degrees F here today.

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous piece of photo art, Valerie. The light and the richness of the colours just commandeer the viewer's attention. You could use this one for next week's theme, too!!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Very beautiful image Valerie. I love it! It's -21 here so far this evening. It's been SO cold with the windchill too but thankfully we have snow covering our plants. Hugs, Pamela

momphotographer said...

beautiful processing!

Ida said...

Wonderful piece. Love the subject material and the vintage feel you gave it. - Also like the new blog header.
Here it was "icy" out this morning and then warmed up to a nice 43 degrees.

SueAnn Lommler said...

I did a doorknob as well. Yours is gorgeous!! Such fabulous color!
Hugs
SueAnn

http://vivhalliwell.com said...

That is cold ... We rarely get snow in south west England but this year is an exception we have quite a lot.. i love your capture the door knob looks well loved...

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Heather - New House New Home said...

Great shot! I love vintage pieces and this photo show it off beautifully.

We're getting some snow today, but not much 3-5cm. We need a good old fashioned snowstorm.

linda said...

Great light in this photo, and perfect editing! I really, really like it!
It's 4 degrees-F here in Boston this morning.

Linda Kittmer said...

Beautiful Valerie. I love the angle you chose!

Lavender Cottage said...

Like the colours of this vintage knob, good choice Val.
Judith

eljaygee said...

beutiful burnished tones and a great opening for the theme

Currie Silver said...

Exquisite!! I love doorknobs and this one seems especially lovely. Well done, Valerie!!

Cynthia Powell said...

There is nothing finer than the patina of an old brass door knob.

ormbunke said...

Wonderful lights. The temperatur here is -17 gr.celcius too. Ha de gott i helgen

Linda/patchwork said...

I love this. I'm always inspired by the subjects used here. Great light and shadow in this.

Don't want to make you feel bad, but we're 73F, right now in Central Texas. Not sure what that is celcius....but, lots warmer.

Stay warm. Have a great weekend.

teri said...

A great piece of hardware.(Bonnie is so good with these prompts) Really rich looking colors and lovely photo.

NatureFootstep said...

love that image. It is very lovely.

Yes we ahve about the same temp an a modest amount of snow.

inotherwordsandpictures.com said...

Cool! I love the color...

The Artful Diva said...

We both chose doorknobs - great minds! I like your copyright signature too!

Karen said...

Love the patina on the doorknob, and the photo is stunning. Yes, it's cold here too, but with little mini thaws thrown in to deplete the snow base and then right back into the freezer again. I wish we had more cover. Maybe later on this week. Hope you stay warm!

Kathy said...

Simply gorgeous! Great use of the texture and fantastic macro shot.

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Kathy