Weathered Door and Lantern, South Lee Street

Weathered Door and Lantern, South Lee Street. Nikon D200, 18-70 AF-S DX @70mm, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/80 sec
Weathered Door and Lantern, South Lee Street.
Nikon D200, 18-70 AF-S DX @70mm, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/80 sec
It seems like hardly a day has gone by without rain these past few weeks. Yesterday was no exception, and in fact, it hardly stopped raining all day. Regardless, my wife and I try to get the kids out for walks because sitting around the house starts to get pretty rough.

So we headed out during a bit of a lull in the downpour, armed with umbrellas, toys, and of course, my Nikon D200. I never really worry about this camera when the weather is bad because it’s built like a tank. I actually froze the shutter on it once when shooting birds on a 15ºF day a couple of winters ago.

I get a little bit excited about heading out during crappy weather because it tends to make for better photos. Clouds are often more dramatic, and in the case of rainy days, colors tend to look more saturated. Such was the case with this historic home on beautiful Lee Street in Old Town.

I wouldn’t mind owning a home with a lantern on the front some day.

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2 thoughts on “Weathered Door and Lantern, South Lee Street

  1. That’s really cool, John. The blue of the wall is so, well,…blue! It’s interesting to look at the texture of the paint, the patina on the lantern. One can’t normally observe someone’s door like that. Thanks for sharing the image. I’m glad you folks were able to get out of the house, then.

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    • Exactly! Life is full of beautiful little details that we can’t normally observe for fear of being brandished as overly nosy.

      Of course, I keep waiting for the day when an angry homeowner storms out of their house because I’m pointing a lens at their door!

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