Thursday, January 13, 2011

Doorways?

Hmmmm... yeah, so doorways??
They're not exactly my muse.

I've seen some really great "door" shots, very artistic.
But I didn't think I could pull it off, so I brought my favorite most willing model
and it's a good thing I did.

I went to the one place that I could think of that might have some interesting doors, Manassas battlefield.

(Otherwise, you'd be seeing shots of the inside of my front door, or maybe the Target sliding doors, 
because those are the only other two places I've been this week.)

The doors... they were okay.
The weather was not so good.

And my focus was off in every. single. shot.

The stoop was really cold!

"Uh, Mom?  Can I get up now?"

So I let her stand back up and she was much happier.

We popped back in the car, drove to another spot,
and ran across an open field head first into hurricane force winds
(well, it felt that way!)
We used the old house as a wind break
and tried out another set of doors.


But hey...
look over there...
That's a cool door.
Now run out into the wind and stand by that door.
No, no.... 
BY the door...
just step a little to the right, 
My right.


Can you look at me?

That's it... turn your body this way and....

Never mind... I'll just move... okay?

Close enough, I guess....

Wait!  Don't run off!

I see another door!

 Yeah, I know it's cold.
Smile!

Okay... lets go back to the car!
It's coooooold out here.


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21 comments:

T.J. said...

Oh my goodness- her face in that last one!!!!! You guys should have tried the doorknobs so you could go in and warm up ;)

I really liked the white barn looking door!

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

You crack me up! I love the narrative. Totally sounds like real life. I'm just amazed she's so cooperative! ;)
I love the first door particularly. Just gorgeous stonework there. You did great.

J said...

I love that you linked up even though it went like that! Sounds like my life. ;)

Leslie said...

that was hysterical...i loved the white barn looking door! your model is lovely but that face in the last shot was the best and so her

Tara said...

Great shots, I love all the different doors you captured!

Brooke said...

What a TROOPER you have! These cracked me up. I think we have all been there when trying to photograph our kiddos.

Tiaras said...

very interesting! I need to search for some of these locations near me!

Jen said...

very cute model! I love the barn door a lot!!

Jen said...

What a brave model you have!

Mia said...

LOVE your little photo story! What a brave and gorgeous girl you have! ♥

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Hilarious! I know I have said all those things often. I do love the doors you chose. A lot of history- they speak volumes.

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

It's OK to laugh now, right? ;) Great shots. Your model is a very good sport!

Kathleen said...

"(Otherwise, you'd be seeing shots of the inside of my front door, or maybe the Target sliding doors,
because those are the only other two places I've been this week.)"

Ha ha!!

I love your progression of photos...and you chose some great doors to photograph!

And, tell me, why is your model so much more willing than mine??

Katie said...

Bless her heart!! You found some really cool doors, though!

Danelle said...

Very cute! She only looks a little cold in that last one. ;)

Bunch of Barrons said...

These are so cute! My kids are the same way...they never seem to understand what I'm asking them to do for a picture. :)

Grammie/Mom said...

Very Funny!! How much longer do you think your willing model will still be willing? She managed to keep a "smile" on her face in that last picture...my favorite!

myfallingleaves said...

Too funny :) And great pictures of doors, always nice to have a willing model :) I attempted to get my sister to pose this week - but she wouldnt even hear me :) :)

Teri said...

lol! I love it Colleen! Just posted mine, and yeah, you get to see my doorways. :)

Rebecca said...

Brrrr...but good for both of you for braving the cold for some neat photos.

Angela said...

Fantastic shots and adorable model!!