Exploring Themes


I was hoping to go out shooting both last night and this morning to some locations I have been wanting to get back to but the weather and quality of light did not warrant it. That’s just how it is sometimes. I ran into the photo below, ‘Attic Window’ last night while gathering some images for an upcoming show. It got me thinking about themes. The theme here is windows but they also relate to my last post, ‘Abandoned Fascination’. It can be fun to give yourself a themed assignment then group your results together as a whole. Sometimes themes happen by accident just because you are attracted to a particular subject. Here the theme, windows from abandoned places happened because of a natural attraction but also because details are sometimes better than the big picture. These are just a few in what would be a large collection if I gathered all my old window photos together.

Attic Window © 2009 Denise Bush

'Attic Window' © 2009 Denise Bush

Old Barn Window © Denise Bush

'Old Barn Window' © 2009 Denise Bush

'Outside In' © Denise Bush

'Outside In' © 2009 Denise Bush

9 Responses to “Exploring Themes”

  1. I’ve truly enjoyed your ‘Abandoned Fascination’ photos and your photos throughout your blog, especially the houses. I really like this theme and I often take photographs of what has been abandoned. Wonderful perspective and photography, Denise.

  2. 2 denisebushphoto

    Thanks for visiting Anna! I took a quick peek at your blog (because I HAVE TO get away from this computer now!) and like your tree and what you say about titles. I lived in Overland Park, Kansas for 3 years when I was in grade school. It doesn’t look flat where you are. It was hilly in Overland Park and when I tell people Kansas isn’t all flat they are surprised! — D

  3. I love these photos, Denise. The 3rd one with snow really adds more interest as well. I would love to see more windows. Do you do doors as well? – LOL

  4. 4 denisebushphoto

    Ha! Maybe I should have titled this, ‘I Do Windows’! — D

  5. YES. GREAT title , great shots D! I especially like the center one, from the old horse barn at Batsto Village?

  6. 6 denisebushphoto

    You guessed right — it’s the horse barn at Batsto! Thanks for looking and leaving a comment. — D

  7. j’adore la vieille fenêtre aux volets clos…elle ferait le bonheur d’aquarelliste..mais pour des raisons de fierté personnelle je prefere peindre d’apres mes proches photos.
    aTTENTION à ce que les volets ne s’ouvrent pas lorsqu’on prend une photo, celà m’est arrivé il y a quelques temps..
    bonne continuatioin

  8. 8 denisebushphoto

    Thank you for looking at my blog. I have loosely translated the comment to English using a computer generated program:

    I love the old shuttered window … it would make the joy of watercolor … but for reasons of personal pride I prefer to paint after my family photos.

    MINDFUL that the flaps do not open when taking a photograph, it happened some time ago …

    good continuation


  9. very lovely!!

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