Friday, September 4, 2009

My Town Friday Shoot Out: Windows & Doors

I'm back, MTFSO friends!! These pictures were taken in Armada, MI, just 20 minutes north of my town. It's a great place to visit for that old "farm town" feel. I love to go up there for produce. These pictures are of the "down town" area and at an abandoned home in the same area.





26 comments:

Denise said...

Love first shot and the chippy paint.

GingerV said...

these are great - I look forward to next weeks aged and weathered, more.
the door with the 'styelist? (is that what they are called, the glass above the door?) you can tell that it is from the 30s - art deco period - wonderful arn't they.

kate said...

I love that top one - it looks fantastic in black and white.

Simply Heather said...

Ooooh...you've shared some very nice, eye appealing shots here.

Thank you :)

Linda said...

Your pictures are wonderful. I like how the old weathered shots contrast with the more modern windows and doors, from black and white to soft, warm colours. Michigan has some hidden treasures to visit. Thoughtfully captured, Ellisa. Thanks so much!

Sarah said...

Ohhh wonderful shots!!! I love old buildings!!! Sarah

Mary said...

Of course, the stained glass is my favorite. Good luck being back in the workforce.

NanU said...

I could spend hours taking pictures of abandoned houses and old junk. Great pics you have here!

Jen said...

WELL DONE!

I am familiar with Armada - and you did an excellent job capturing that old town feel.

Love all these...

The derby my cousin drove in this year was somewhere around Imlay City. Last year it was near Port Austin. Years and years and YEARS ago, he drove in the Richmond derby.

But, he did go to the Armada fair. He told me about it.

At the derbys (now anyways, the first one, I was far too young) I am his unofficial photographer. :)His friends didn't know who I was and no one was speaking to me and I photographed the car. They all thought I was from the newspapers! Hah! talk about an ego boost!

~JarieLyn~ said...

These are very gorgeous and rustic looking. Your photos are very visually appealing. I like them a lot.

~JarieLyn~ said...

These are very gorgeous and rustic looking. Your photos are very visually appealing. I like them a lot.

Zaroga said...

Wonderful photos. I like the handle of that last door.

Sarah Lulu said...

Me too ...love old buildings. Great job!

Pauline said...

Terrific shots! Love that last one, the door handle inviting you to open it and come on in.

Carrie said...

Love your shots - they have great character!

Ann said...

That first shot, the owner is like me, I don't care how the house looks, with paints peeling off. The important thing is the house is warm inside.

Tonight, I am hosting 20 teen agers for their dessert run of the progressive dinner. I told my husband, if I worry about how my house looks, I will never have visitors.

BTW, I am renting, I don't want to bother the landlord too much about renovating.

Kerry said...

I think your shots are such good compositions. I like the peeling paint, b&w ones, very very nice.

Gordon said...

A contrast of old and new. Nice job.

Kerri said...

Great detail shots. I really liked them all, but the first two were stunning.

REDLAN said...

Looking all the town shoot out is the best. It's like am traveling. I discovered and amazed different photos. Different styles too. Beautiful design of windows and doors around you. Thanks for sharing them

Jama said...

I like that building in the 2rd picture, so awesome!

gigi said...

Those are great and that bottom one you could have used in reflections :)
Happy weekend!

Barry said...

Beautiful choices and beautiful photos. The windows develop such character and texture as they age.

A Scattering said...

You found some fabulous details - thanks for sharing your photos.

Doreen said...

very good shots you have! love the black and whites of the old house. great shoot out!

Chef E said...

these are some of my favorite things, and am glad it was picked for us!