What is it about Windows?

No, I am not talking about Operating Systems, rather I am talking about a follow-up to yesterday’s photo post with the theme of “Water”.  You see, another recurring theme for me is windows of buildings.  Taken from various angles and in various lighting conditions, and all over the place, ranging from South Carolina, to Colorado, Mexico, and various points in between, here’s a random sampling of windows I’ve captured in camera:

There you have it – just a random sampling of “Windows” as I’ve seen them over the last 5 years.  Got your own archives of thematic images?  Anything that has captured your fancy consistently over time?  Share your own themes and photos in the comments (remember, you can upload to the comments now)!  Happy shooting, and don’t forget about the February contest going on in the Flickr thread – a 16×20 print canvas is at stake.  Get your photos in while there’s still time!

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12 comments for “What is it about Windows?

  1. MariaV
    February 19, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Great light capture in the sixth one, Jason. I just recently became enamored of Windows because of a photo I took of my dog with my iPhone.



    Sorry, Jason. I can’t seem to upload the photos in the comments. If you are interested, you can find them here.

    Editor note: Added your images for you based on the referenced images when viewing source code! 🙂

    • February 19, 2010 at 8:34 am

      Hi Maria,

      Cute photos, thanks for sharing the links. The reason why you couldn’t embed them in the comments though has to do with your privacy settings on Flickr. The direct address of just the photo needs to be viewable (meaning your photos are shared publicly). This is also one of the contest guidelines, so if you’ve been submitting images to the contests, they likely have not been winners because they are not accessible. To make images accessible (or to link to them directly in other venues), I have put together a set of instructions right here on the contest page. Also note your privacy settings on Flickr:


      If you have this set to “Only You”, you cannot share them here because the plugin needs the source URL… a source URL on Flickr looks something like this:


      See that “farm5.static” part? That means this is the static (or unchanging) direct web address of just the image, which is what the plugin needs…inserting that address between the img tags will share an image from Flickr in the comments, as shown:


  2. February 19, 2010 at 7:46 am

    I am enjoying this series of your posts. Waiting to see what is next. 🙂
    .-= @TheCamerani´s last blog ..Aviary Sets Online Web Editing Suite Free =-.

    • February 19, 2010 at 8:48 am

      Uh oh….what if there isn’t a “next”? 😀

  3. February 19, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Nice Jason. If I’m not mistaken the “Fresh Produce” window is up at Pearl Street mall in Boulder CO. Would be a fun photowalk in the summer… Anyway, looking at my own images, I’ve found I have themes of railroad tracks/trains and metal in a bunch of images, even as backdrops for model shots. Thanks for the series.

    • February 19, 2010 at 8:49 am

      You are correct sir – I actually just uploaded the set to Flickr and that is the description I gave for that one “Window Display in Boulder, CO”

  4. February 19, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I’m completely with you on this one Jason. As a matter of fact, I posted my “worry” about my hangup with windows last month. http://blog.richcharpentier.com/2010/01/what-is-it-with-me-and-windows/
    .-= Rich C´s last blog ..There’s something to be said about great relationships with great vendors =-.

    • February 19, 2010 at 8:50 am

      Your post is kind of what inspired this one Rich – shared views of the world, and shared visions in photography…uh oh, this could be scary (my wife may get jealous)! LOL

  5. February 19, 2010 at 9:19 am

    (No pun intended) Windows are an easy way to frame a shot. I always think of the painter Thomas McKnight when I am composing a photograph through a window.

    Here’s a recent shot of our dog Zoya chilling outside my studio window:
    .-= Greg Taylor´s last blog ..FOCUS : Self Portrait Papago Park =-.

  6. Alistair M
    February 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Love the windows – great variety of shots. Doors do it for me!

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