Saturday Snapshots #5

by Jeanne on September 27, 2008

in Photography, Saturday Snapshots, Travel - France

2007 AuvillarDoor

Lucky or unlucky, November 2007

I found this door in the beautiful and ancient village of Auvillar on the Garonne in Gascony.  The village is well worth a visit for lovers of history, art or photography.  And for food lovers there is always the Sunday produce market, held in an unusual open-sided circular grain market.

 

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full list of photographs previously featured.  If you like this or any other photo featured in Saturday Snapshots, why not buy it as a greeting card or print in my RedBubble store?

 

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Barbara September 27, 2008 at 12:35 pm

The colours and textures are exquisite. I love it.

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Andrew September 27, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Wonderful ‘snap’. Have you tinkered to enhance the grainy feel?

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ELRA September 27, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Beautiful as always.
The door doesn’t seem to have door handle. I wonder if its only a decorative door?

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Jeanne September 27, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Barbara – thank you! The whole village was a visual delight…
Andrew – it was shot at my usual crazy ISO of 1600 which might explain some of the inherent graininess. Other than that I cropped, pumped up the midtone contrast and saturated the blues.
Elra – well spotted!! Looking at another pic of the whole building (it’s the town’s Office de Tourisme, btw) it seems these are probably shutters rather than doors. Presumably the door behind the shutters has a handle. Or maybe they just don’t like tourists ;-)

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Deeba September 28, 2008 at 1:16 pm

What a load of character the door has. It’s a beautiful snapshot Jeanne! Love the attention to detail…

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Bellini Valli September 28, 2008 at 3:30 pm

I took lots of photos of doors and gates when I was in Greece:D They make such interesting photos:D

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Kalyn September 28, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Love this one!

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Browniegirl September 29, 2008 at 2:13 pm

I adore this type of photography….the colours, the textures, the history WOW!! Well done xxx

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ilva October 1, 2008 at 7:20 am

I like the textures, the patterns, the colours well everything actually! great shot!

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Rosemary October 1, 2008 at 10:19 am

What a beautiful picture – as usual!

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justfoodnow October 11, 2008 at 11:26 pm

What camera are you using?

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