Door. To Another Chapter in Life.

Today’s Thursday Door post is brought to you from Wetumpka, Alabama…again. It is also a follow-up on my previous door challenge post. However, this edition is the view from inside the building though.

I was at this location to photograph a retirement ceremony for a former military boss. The main focal point (other than the people of course), was the custom-made flag stand in the doorway on the back wall. While it offered some back-lighting challenges, it also provided an interesting backdrop for the flags.


I suppose this shot doesn’t really show you much of the door itself, but it does give you an example of how a door can be used in photography. So hopefully the host of the Thursday Door Challenge, Norm 2.0, will accept this submission on technicality and his general love of photography:) (If you look at last week’s post, you will see the view from the otherside of this door at night.)

Anyway, let’s get on with some more pictures.

While shooting towards the door and the windows, there was the challenge of the light being behind the subjects. This demanded changes in the settings and frankly, some editing and creativity. (I avoid using flash during ceremonies when at all possible as it can be very distracting.)

On the other hand, while shooting with the door and windows behind you, the natural light is perfect. Like usual, good lighting makes the job of capturing the moment so much easier.

Either way, it was a good day and an honor to document this day for a great military leader.

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you click below to take a look at Norm 2.0’s page. He is the leader of the door lover’s cult, I mean door enthusiasts:)


For Norm 2.0’s Thursday Door Challenge.



11 thoughts on “Door. To Another Chapter in Life.

  1. In this post you’ve summed up the reasons why I have such a challenge in trying to take photos in our house when the family gathers. It seems like I’m ALWAYS shooting into the light. My photos are NEVER as good as the ones you’ve included here.

    I LOVED the photo of the open flag with the individuals in the doorway behind it!

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    1. Light can be a friend and enemy for sure. It is like a flip of the coin on which way it can go on some days. Thank you so much on the comment and the feedback.


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