Monday, March 3, 2014

the red shutter


Another study in texture and color of the windows (and shutters) of Amboise.

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  1. Almost looks like a painting. The red used to come from ox-blood paint.

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    1. Yeah, that's what I like about it. I had not heard of ox-blood paint. Interesting.

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  2. Wooden shutters are much more interesting -in more than one way- than our electrical white ones! That includes the possibility to make a nice picture.

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    1. Yes, I like it when something ages gracefully even when it's slowly getting worse. Would they we all could do that.

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    1. I would hope people would say the same about the photographer.

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  4. you have the best collection of windows/shutters!

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    1. Well it does keep getting bigger !

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  5. Isn't it amazing that a simple weathered shutter and bricks become a work of art?

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    1. It is. Obviously I never tire of taking photos of them.

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  6. One of my pet peeves are silly, ornamental shutters on houses. Especially when they wouldn't even cover the window if they could be used. This one looks substantial.

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    1. I totally agree. But you don't see them here. Until we moved here I never realized how functional they are in both winter and summer.

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  7. I can just see this as a water colour painting Stuart.. do you see it?

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    1. I do now that you mention it. Do you do water colors (note the correct spelling, ahem) and therefore see things with water color vision ? I'm stuck with a photographer's view of the world.

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  8. This is a beautiful photo. For some reason, no one seems keen on taking photos of window shutters, except you! They're oftentimes ignored, so seeing a photo exclusively showing one is quite nice. And as you said, these types of shutters are actually useful in any weather.
    Greg Arnett @ SunburstShuttersAZ.com

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