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Market Street, Hexham

By woolybill1
Two soberly decorated doorways over white but nondescript doors, both of which lead to small shops. I must have wandered past many hundreds of times without noticing them before. I was not particularly looking for pictures but just had to take this. How one's perception is heightened simply by the carrying of a camera!

31mm, 1/100th sec. @ f8, ISO 400

(Incidentally, I stupidly cropped a sliver too tight in the camera, so MrsW kindly recreated it for me using her far greater application of Patience.)

Tags: General Architecture Doors Shops Hexham Market street Shop fronts

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



Nettles 16 England
4 Feb 2008 9:35AM
Incredibly boring doors but with excellent surrounds.
Nice capture Bill and well done Moira.
Badgerfred 16 39 Wales
4 Feb 2008 9:43AM
Some nice detail captured Bill,
MickyMc 15 8 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2008 10:39AM
Is this the hairdressers? Silly me I have only lived here for 30+ years and dont recognise the pavement. Makes me want to go look.
Cormy 15 3 England
4 Feb 2008 10:44AM
Nice one Bill,I used to get my hair cut in the one on the right.You have caught some nice soft light here4 Bill.
chubs 15 7 England
4 Feb 2008 10:57AM
I wish I had enough hair to go and get it cut through the door, nice capture.
Rende 16 38 4 Netherlands
4 Feb 2008 11:59AM
Beautiful composition; a prime example of Moira's cherished 'almost symmetrical' images.
JudeC 16 6 3 England
4 Feb 2008 12:19PM
Beautiful architecture - I am dying to know what type of shops are inside - Jude.
Joline Plus
17 38 59 United States
4 Feb 2008 12:36PM
Yes, "almost symmetrical" was the first thought that came to my mind too. Interesting shot. Awareness heightening (is that a word) is one of the most priceless gifts of photography, I think.
Bodiewil 15 46 Wales
4 Feb 2008 12:55PM
Great image Bill. I'm amazed how they used different door styles... wonderful light

glyndwr 16 103 10 Wales
4 Feb 2008 1:53PM
I would vote for number 20, simply because they have better 'knockers'.

4 Feb 2008 4:03PM
I suppose it goes to show that there are good photos to be had everywhere. Really like this image. Sheila
AnneWorner 15 620 43 United States
4 Feb 2008 4:16PM
Is it the carrying of the camera that heightens our perception? For me I seem to see even more when I forget to carry it, and remember those shots that got away. They never are the same, even if you go back!
A very simple architectural shot, what makes it stand out for me, is the light.
Herge88 16 40 6 England
4 Feb 2008 4:27PM
Nicely composed Bill.

Best Matt
I agree totally Bill, we are walking over gems without noticing
pascalg 15 37 1 France
4 Feb 2008 5:09PM
good composition ! almost symmetrical... but not.
Richsr 16 91 224 England
4 Feb 2008 5:11PM
Like the composition - very nearly symmetrical - well spotted and captured.
Regards Richard.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
4 Feb 2008 6:22PM
Surprisingly, the colors work well together-- good eyes, and a good capture!

danbrann 18 640 17
4 Feb 2008 6:52PM
A good spot and capture Bill. What a clever wife you have.
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2008 7:45PM
Very regal looking expects the butler to receive the post!!
Grim1 16 49 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2008 9:24PM
Great strong shapes.
mikbee 16 3 8 Scotland
4 Feb 2008 10:04PM
Yes,modern, sober doors here but still rather appealing surroundings.A touch of peeling and neglect but still rather pristine.Good comp for a good linear image here Bill.
Diana 16 2.0k 19 Netherlands
5 Feb 2008 10:12AM
I agree Bill, carrying a camera gives you an acute view of the world around us. (I find myself staring more, mostly at people thinking how they would look if I photographed them, not good when I'm out in company)
nice capture of two doors, simple but appealing

newy17 17 273 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2008 2:26PM
Nicely captured bill,,
kinfatric 18 550 9 Scotland
5 Feb 2008 8:17PM
I love the large cobbles Bill, strange I know but there it is
luxaeternam 15 21 1
6 Feb 2008 10:09AM
Striking shapes - and no, the doors aren't that boring. I'm surprised you weren't drawn to the knockers Wink
'Naughty' Lucy
Hop-A-Long 16 52 1 England
7 Feb 2008 11:57PM
I love the ornate canopies. Great shot.

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