A Recurring Theme

07Feb10

Like many photographers I am drawn to windows and doors as a photographic subject. After reviewing some images I took this week I thought about how they have been a strong recurring theme in my work. In March of last year I wrote about windows in my post, ‘Exploring Themes’ and I recall that my first favorite photo in that B&W I was that of a window. I am drawn to all the ideas that windows and doors can represent; looking in, looking out, coming and going, the history, the lives that lived beyond those windows and doors, etc. I like to explore reflections in the glass that can enhance the image and add interest. Below are two window images shot last week at some historical sites in Berks County, PA. The interior shot, from Hopewell Furnace was created buy combining five exposures. This was necessary in my intent to get a correct exposure on both sides of the window, preventing the trees outside, from being blown out. The second shot, from a historic home in Morlatton Village, was created by combining three exposures which seem to have helped in a situation where the light was fading. In conclusion I think about how many photos of windows and doors I have taken, and will take, before I am done!

'Sunlit Room' © Denise Bush

'Looking In' © Denise Bush



4 Responses to “A Recurring Theme”

  1. I love the feel of the room, very conformable, like some one is living there.
    Great work!

  2. 2 Ralph Berglund

    Nice images; nice thoughts.

  3. Not sure what you have done to the page, but it’s as beautiful as ever with the great job blending the exposures.

  4. So I now understand that you have seen a pattern in your image captures which is a great understanding of how your mind works. I have never been able to do this, but I’m trying to understand my patterns of behavior in relation to my images and the world.
    Nice way to try and understand your own work and probably good for you as an artist which should enable you to grow. Enjoy and keep up the quest


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