Thursday, April 16, 2009

Door to Prosperity

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Nikon d90, f1.8, 1/250, iso Lo1, 50mm, no flash, editing in photoshop
I LoVe red doors... and in feng shui, a red door is supposed to bring wealth into the household. (I've had a red door for a LOT of years now, and I'm still waiting for that wealth to come... ;) In reality, my house is abounding in wealth... if you count the things that really matter. Maybe you all should paint your front door red. ;) (I actually have 3 red doors into my house!)
(I had a hard time deciding which picture to post... if you click on this picture, you can see some of my other attempts in flickr.)
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20 comments:

Katy said...

i LOVE red doors too!!!!!! in fact, i love YOUR red door, that knocker is awesome, i love it! i didn't know that about feng shui and red doors, seems like i'll be needing a can or two of red paint asap-- wonder if it counts if ALL doors are red.. bathroom, pantry, bedroom, even cupboards... all red, bring on the wealth, baby.

LOVE this picture.. it's amazing!

Jackie said...

very good as usual Mindy.....so cool!!

Mindy said...

Katy, good thought... I have two red doors inside, a red cupboard door, plus the 3 doors to the outside! Come on, wealth! ;) My house is 113 years old, so all the doors have a lot of character. ;)

Brittney said...

No wonder you had a hard time choosing! They were all awesome! Seriously, awesome. I do love this one though! I love the rich red color and the knocker, they make a great combo. Also, love the compostion of the pic. Ya did good, girl! Really good!

Lindy Lue said...

i love it! i WANT THAT DOOR! :) nothing to cc at all! its great! oh wait...maybe clean off that small white spot on the left? only a neaat freak like me would notice it anyway! its a great shot

Janelle said...

I really like this! I love the angle and the focus.

Teri said...

I love your red door! I love the angle and how the knocker part of the door is in focus, Very beautiful picture as all of your other ones too.

{Alynn} said...

This is really beautiful! I'd love to see more of your house, it sounds amazing and so full of character! I love old houses. I thought this shot might be cropped a little tight, and the door knob threw me off at first. Love it!

Rachel H. said...

Alynn--Mindy's house would be amazing. I have never seen it in person, just in pictures, and she has just got the best charm factors goin' on!She totally knows how to pull everything together like a magazine.

And speaking of magazine, HELLO gorgeous picture!!! Love this. Really do. :)

Mindy said...

PLEASE do not feel obligated to look, but if you want to see more of my house: http://smithfamilyicecreamscoop.blogspot.com/2008/10/10-things-i-love-about-my-home.html

I do love it... old houses are my thing. :)

Candace said...

I too, LOVE red doors! I've been wanting to paint mine red, but my house is red brick, so I just don't think it would look very good on my house!

I LOVE your knocker too! That's awesome!

And really, Mindy, the whole composition of the shot is just fantastic. Love it~!

Teryn said...

I've always wanted a red door- even though I didn't know what it meant. Now I NEED a red door. LOL! This is really a beautiful picture. I love the knocker and the angle makes it really unique.

K Harker said...

You're pictures are always amazing! I love that you went with this angle of it and that your focus was on the "door knocker" I love this one!

Julie N. said...

I also love red doors! I grew up with one and people always knew which house was ours because of the door. Great shot! I love the angle.

LeAnn Moss said...

I love everything about this photo!! Awesome job.

Blake said...

Great shot, different view but I think it is better this way. I would love to have wealth come my way too.

Holly said...

I want your door! love the angle, door knocker and the blurred background. What a welcoming picture.

Erin Wageman said...

Okay! I just think your pictures rock! This is a great shot! I thought about a red door, but I would have felt awkward trying to go up and take pictures of someone else's house! Its a good thing you had so many to choose from! I love the close up of the knocker, its beautiful!

Travis and Jenny Holloway said...

Mindy, you're amazing! Every time you post a picture, I love it! Love the cool knocker, the angle, and the focus of this picture! As always, great job!

Charles & Amanda said...

Red doors are so wonderful. I would do this to mine, but my husband would probably kill me. He is not one on change. The door knocker give it that extra zing. Great job!