Fine lines, wrinkles… this door is aging gracefully, in the facade of this over 200 year old historical home in Strawberry Banke. Old is beautiful.

Taken November 2012 — Stawberry Banke Historical Site, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Equipment used:
Canon EOS Rebel T3 ~ Precision Tripod ~ Canon EF 18-55mm lens (@41mm) ~ UV Filter ~ Circular Polarizer

This is a three-frame, bracketed HDR, tone-mapped in Photomatix, and tweaked in Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3.

Featured in “Creative, Talented, and Unknown” Group, January 9, 2013.
Featured in “Amateur Photographer’s Association” Group, January 11, 2013.
Featured in “Windows and Doors” Group, January 12, 2013
Featured in “It’s In the Details” Group, January 13, 2013.
Featured in “The Beautiful East Coast” Group, February 1, 2013.
Top Ten Placement in Challenge, “Window and Doors” Group, “Door and Brass” Challenge, January 2014.
Top Ten Placement in Challenge, “Windows and Doors” Group, “Red Door – Three Day Challenge,” February 2014.


old, aged, weathered, door, entryway, doorknob, historic, portsmouth, new hampshire, new england

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and view my works. I take great pride in the images I produce, so I hope you find joy in what you find here. Again, thank you for stopping by! :)

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  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    We will settle for “full of character” instead of old :-) Nice work lady…really brought out the textures here..It feels like I can almost reach out and touch it.

  • Thanks, hun! Love all things “full of character!” Glad you liked it :)

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • Jane  mcainsh
    Jane mcainshover 1 year ago

    beautiful texture and colour :)

  • Thank you, thank you! Much appreciated!

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Excellent capture, Carrie and congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you, my dear! So glad you stopped by!

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 1 year ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • Thank you, John :)

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • CRose
    CRoseover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your well-deserved Feature!
    Your Hosts: CRose & Deb 01-11-13

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you!! :)

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Beautifully captured Carrie,love the textures…

  • thank you! i have a serious love affair with old doors…

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 1 year ago

    nice combination of textures and color here

  • thank you… this door was a lucky find, and i enjoyed it immensely!

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmistover 1 year ago

    Chosen for HDR / Ambiance / Composition / & Clarity.

  • Thank you so much, Larry!! :)

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • Rose Landry
    Rose Landryover 1 year ago

    Let’s see what happens when I turn the knob??? Excellent image Carrie!

  • Thanks, Rose… this was a fun one for me!

    – Carrie Blackwood

  • walela
    walelaover 1 year ago


  • Thank you muchly!!

    – Carrie Blackwood

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