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I was on a bit of a crusade to find and photograph some antique fixtures and was not having much luck until I visited B&B Hardware {Long Beach, California), which specializes in items for historic home restoration. I became fascinated with a bin full of glass doorknobs (childhood reminiscences of my grandmother’s house) and was fortunate that the shop owners were happy to let me take as many photos as I wished. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/5, 1/25 sec., ISO 1600, mixed incandescent and daylight, handheld) Texture from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures

Top 10 in “Objects in the house” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (May 2013)

Top 10 in “A Glass Shows Life” challenge in The ‘X’ Factor group (March 2012)

Top 10 in “The Door Knob or Knocker Challenge” in The power of simplicity group (January 2012)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 3 years ago

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful image Celeste….Almost surreal looking in the POV and lighting…..

  • Thanks very much, Thomas! There was incandescent room light plus outdoor light through a window, and all of that was bouncing around in the faceted glass of this doorknob and the others around it. Surreal is a good word for it. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much, Tracy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleabout 3 years ago

    Oh . .another one I really love . . .love love love the detailed facets against the creaminess of the bokeh . . .x

  • I’m so glad you like it, Teresa! I had so much fun in that store!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaabout 3 years ago

    Love the tones in this, very classy , elegant abstract !

  • Thanks very much, Elfie! It was a lot of fun exploring the antique pieces.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • barbby
    barbbyabout 3 years ago

    wow stunningly loovely!!!!!! 10+ result.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertabout 3 years ago

    I have these glass door knobs all over my house and tried to capture a good look with my 300 mm lens, but sadly no joy….Will keep trying though…..

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelalmost 3 years ago

  • Flower-Power
    Flower-Poweralmost 3 years ago

    Really lovely!

  • Thanks again, Larry! I had a lot of fun with this one.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • ShootingStars8
    ShootingStars8almost 3 years ago

  • Thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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