Thursday Doors and Funny Faces

Back when I was at university, I had to take a short photography course as part of my degree. I wasn’t very good at it, to be honest. I had my grandfather’s old Pentax complete with an awesome selection of lenses (which I still have), but it was quite a large and unwieldy camera to carry around. It did take nice shots, but in the days before digital it took a few rolls of film to get anything decent, and, as a student poor in both time and money, I often had to ‘make do’ with whatever turned up when I was developing the shots. Then the camera broke down halfway through the course and I lost a few weeks while it was being repaired, so overall I was lucky to pass.

One of the assignments we had was to take pictures of anthropomorphic inanimate objects – I particularly remember it as it was about the time my camera broke, so I’d only managed a few shots before I had to take it in for repair. Still, it was an assignment I enjoyed, simply because it was something different. I still like to take those kind of photos now, finding faces where there are none, and this week’s Thursday door fits in with this nicely. As a bonus, here are another couple of shots along a similar theme:


This leaf was smiling up at me as I walked home from school drop-off the other day – I couldn’t resist picking him up to take home.




And this is a rock on an Irish beach – I’ve used this photo several times on other posts.

Finally, here’s my door, for Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors Challenge. I couldn’t resist taking a photo of it – not only because of the colour, but also the fact that the owner obviously has a sense of humour (and in a posh part of London, too!).


PS I’m back in Ambeth again! I started reading Oak and Mist and that was all it took – I was back in the park and through the Gate before I knew where I was 🙂


24 thoughts on “Thursday Doors and Funny Faces

    • I’ll have to go back there and see, Hugh – I’m afraid I don’t live anywhere half as posh as that LOL. It was just near Holland Park, close to a very nice cafe – maybe it’s an excuse for me to go back 🙂

      • I think it is, Helen. Plus, you can have a coffee and maybe a mince pie in that nice cafe.

        I remember visiting Holland Park when I lived in London. I also liked Notting Hill but never saw Hugh Grant or Julia Roberts anywhere 🙂

  1. Hi Helen,
    I know Chris, Maja, and Hugh.
    I wrote the Twitter list article you commented on over at Chris’s site. I wanted to thank you again for your interest, introduce myself, and comment on your article.
    I think that door is adorable with the eyes. I wish I had taken a photography class when I was at college. As a blogger and yearbook teacher, the skills would help me in my life. Nice to meet you.

    • Hi Janice, nice to meet you too 🙂 Your article was great – I still find Twitter a bit of a mystery, so I’m always keen to read anything that might help me navigate through a little easier. And thanks for your comment on my door – it was so cute I couldn’t resist taking a photo! xx

  2. Nice one – I love that colour. Sorry, I don’t know how I missed it yesterday. You may want to add it to the list using the link-up tool in my post from yesterday as well.

    • Ooh, share your leaf pic – it can be a new challenge – Smiley Faces! And yes, that door is awesome – I’m tempted to make my door look like that too but I don’t think it will have the same impact as it does in a posh London street LOL

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