Cee’s B&W Challenge and Norm’s Thursday Doors

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge for this week is ‘Over 50 years old’ and as I happened to be in Central London yesterday I took a couple of shots on my phone of Selfridge’s main entrance – the magnificent old doors leading on to Oxford Street have been in place since the late 1920s, so I also thought they might be fun to include for Norm’s Thursday Doors this week.

The very dark wood doors sit recessed under a deep pillared canopy. Above (well, actually on top of) the heavy canopy sails a statue of the Queen of Time riding in her Ship of Commerce, the doors below sitting flush with the latticed framework behind her, well set back from the pavement.

There were way too many people and not enough clear space around the doors yesterday to be too choosy with composition, so with lines of customers constantly filing through all day, I’m just pleased I managed to catch a few shots without people in them, that in the circumstances are reasonably well lit 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Cee’s B&W Challenge and Norm’s Thursday Doors

  1. Dan Antion July 22, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    These work pretty well in black and white. Nicely done.

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    • Ruth July 22, 2016 / 12:20 pm

      They look much better in monochrome – too much dull brown otherwise 🙂

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  2. Norm 2.0 July 22, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Not a bad way tp knock off two challenges in one post 🙂
    The amount of carving work in that frame is astounding.

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  3. Cee Neuner July 22, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Like Norm said, great photos for knocking off two challenges. 😀 Wonderful fun photos.

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    • Ruth July 23, 2016 / 9:04 pm

      It’s hard to see them with too many people passing through!

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