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Panhandle Days 1

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 2 August 2007 in Architecture and Portfolio.

For the next several days I will be featuring images taken in the Florida Panhandle area; some may be predictable, others quirky. A few might be beautiful. But predictable, quirky, or beautiful -- that's the nature of the beast.

Today we have a beach cottage window on an orange cottage wall.

NIKON D50 1/200 second F/7.1 28 mm

ColNed Pictures from Amersfoort, Netherlands

Simplicity in a great way, love the colors.. great work.

2 Aug 2007 7:28am

@ColNed Pictures: Thank you ColNed.

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Great textures and colour, simple but very effective.
thank you very much for your extremely kind comments on my p-blog yesterday. :)

2 Aug 2007 8:24am

@MaryB: Well, thank you for your very nice comments here today. And you are certainly welcome for the ones I left at yours yesterday.

celialee from Kyoto, Japan

Definitely very nice. Love the simplistic nature of this picture.

2 Aug 2007 8:38am

@celialee: Many thanks Celialee.

Lightwalker from Budapest, Hungary

Nice composition.

2 Aug 2007 9:00am

@Lightwalker: I am grateful for your compliment today, lightwalker.

Tim from Bordeaux, France

Simple but great. Nicely done!

2 Aug 2007 9:29am

@Tim: Mon ami, I do appreciate your comment. And I'm looking forward to seeing more of your Spain series at your site in the days ahead.

Rahul from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Simple and elegant shot here pal. :) Nicely composed.

2 Aug 2007 9:31am

@Rahul: Thank you Rahul, you are a pal.

badala from Leiria, Portugal

I love simple image.

2 Aug 2007 10:24am

@badala: Thank you badala.

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States

Nice one!

2 Aug 2007 10:58am

@Craiger: Thank you much.

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Straightforward and with pleasing lines and texture

2 Aug 2007 12:35pm

@Richard_Irwin: Gracias, my friend.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Will be swamped today, so I'll be slow in getting to y'all's very wonderful comments. I'll try to visit your sites throughout the day... Thanks and blessings to all who came or will be here later.

2 Aug 2007 1:32pm

Nadine from Montréal, Canada

Good one !

2 Aug 2007 2:02pm

@Nadine: Thanks Nadine.

RoBeRt from Hawk Mountain, United States

nice job ! my eye was drawn to this picture .... great framing !

2 Aug 2007 3:56pm

@RoBeRt: Your encouragement is most appreciated. Glad you like.

dee from Innsbruck, Austria

Very good minimalist composition. And the colours go very well together. Good job!

2 Aug 2007 4:39pm

@dee: Thank you, dee.

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Classic shot done EXCELLENTLY!

2 Aug 2007 4:39pm

@amy: That is a high compliment. Thank you very much, Amy.

Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

great simplistic composition.. great texture

2 Aug 2007 7:57pm

@Nick Passantino: I appreciate your observations Nick. Thanks.

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Great texture, color and I love simplicity of it.

2 Aug 2007 8:54pm

@Jen: :-D Thanks a lot Jen, I'm glad you like it.

shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Perfectly exposed, well composed and simply show-well done!

2 Aug 2007 10:08pm

@shar: You are VERY kind, thank you shar.

Oddiy from Paris, France

I like the simplicity! Nice shot!

2 Aug 2007 10:51pm

@Oddiy: I appreciate your visit and kind words.

bronzebilly u.k. from cardiff, United Kingdom

hey Viewfinder--nice colour--nice balance--go on hit me with the panhandle explanation--what's all that about??--billy

2 Aug 2007 11:33pm

@bronzebilly u.k.: Thank you Billy. BTW, I do love your shot today -- a lot of humor and plain creativity.
As for "Panhandle" -- the state of Florida is shaped in a rough way like the outline of a pan (or cooking pot -- if you can picture the state of Oklahoma, that's a clearer outline of what I mean). Anyway, back to Florida, the peninsula that dips down into the Gulf on one side, the Atlantic on the other is the pot/pan part of the outline. The northern Florida Gulf coast would be roughly shaped like the handle on this imaginary pan/pot... thus the term "panhandle" for that north and westernmost geographic part of Florida. It's an Americanism that may or may not make sense outside of the States -- but far as I know, Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas are the three states to which the term is typically applied.

tengtan from Melbourne, Australia

Minimalist purity - well abstracted.

3 Aug 2007 12:06am

@tengtan: Thank you, TT.

HorseRotorVator from Newton, United States

This one looks like art. Nicely framed. I think it should be in a museum. Maybe it is. Are you famous pal? :)

3 Aug 2007 12:13am

@HorseRotorVator: Famous? Wow! Not for my photos. But you're making me blush.

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Nice simple composition.

3 Aug 2007 12:18am

@Stunner: Thank you, Stunner.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Again, to all who stopped in today to see, to comment, to say "Hey!" I just want to express my thanks and appreciation. Y'all are the best!

3 Aug 2007 2:44am

Still from France

A fine minimalist...

3 Aug 2007 4:54am

@Still: Merci.

kaveh from TEHRAN, Iran

Great idea! nice one!

4 Aug 2007 12:43pm

1/200 second
28 mm