#ThursdayDoors — Cross the Street, Ya Ninny!

A few weeks ago, at No Facilities, Dan wrote New York Photo Rules and I told him the rules were fabulous. I personally don’t abide by rules when it comes to creativity, which is why his one rule to rule them all is tops. Basically, TAKE THE SHOT.

Dan did mention this one important tidbit:

“There’s a (whatever) in the way – Decide now if that shot would look better if you crossed the street. If the answer is yes, cross the street. Cross now (it’s often safer than crossing at the corner) take the shot and move on.”

When I’m out on doorscursions, I certainly take the shot. However, I have a bad habit I call Forgetting To Cross The Damn Street.

I get home with doors, all, what’s this door to? where the hell was this taken? surely there are other pieces of this… unless you never did cross the street, joey… 

Here are some of those forgotten bits from meanderings downtown:


Rest assured, this ninny always takes the shot!

#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To see other doors of interest, or to share your own, click the link and find the frog.

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50 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — Cross the Street, Ya Ninny!

  1. Benson says:

    If that first building is 1 HA where are the other HAs? Happy Thursday.

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    Ha – Thanks for the shout out, and I’m glad it’s not just me that breaks that rule.

    I seriously like that first photo. The sky is beautiful, and for some reason, the building makes me think that it’s out of time. The green door is a wonderful looking entrance, and I like the Little Red Door. Of course, I like the Algonquin with the stone arch.

    I think you did a very good job, whatever side of the street you were on.

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  3. loisajay says:

    Is that first door laughing at you, Joey?!

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  4. Dang straight. Take the shot. I used to take wildlife photos in another life. The subjects tend to run away, so you learn to shoot early and often.

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  5. April says:

    There are so many photographic “rules”. The only one that has truly been imprinted on my mind is when you are about to shoot a photo, make sure to look around the perimeter of your subject. Is there something that you don’w want there? Blah, blah, blah……in other words, cross the street. 🙂 Nice doors. I like the Little Red Door.

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  6. John Holton says:

    I like the second picture.I bet the rest of the house is as pretty.

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  7. Carrie Rubin says:

    Just don’t get ticketed for jaywalking. On the other hand, that would make for some prime blog fodder.

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  8. That first photo says it all: “I…HA!!” 🙂 Glad you took the shots, Joey. Along with crossing the street goes the rule “Look both ways first!” That way you’ll still be around to share the photo/s.


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  9. scr4pl80 says:

    I’m like that with my moon shots. Cross the street, walk around the block, whatever I can do to get the best angle. I agree with John, the second door is my fave.

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  10. pluviolover says:

    Why did the joey cross the road? She didn’t get the shot.

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  11. Norm 2.0 says:

    Ninny – now there’s a word that should be used more often 😀
    My fave of your shots is the second one – I seem to be sweet on dark green this week.
    Crossing the street is so easy to forget sometimes when we’re in the moment.
    A commonly used exercise to help photographers to get creative this way is to put a fixed length lens on the camera, so you can’t just zoom in or out, and then if you want to change your composition, well you gotta use your feet.

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  12. Lovely shots, Joey, whether you crossed the street or not.

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  13. JT Twissel says:

    Just don’t stand in the street. I like the Little Red Door – seems very welcoming.

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  14. Great! Please, go on always taking the shot even if you don’t cross the street. The street might get upset. 😀 (If you find this comment in your spam, you can delete it. Now it seems to be back to normal again.)

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  15. ghostmmnc says:

    When I first read the title I was thinking you would be going across the street from your house. Have you taken photos of your own doors? (maybe I missed it if you did). That second house screen door is scary, to me. Looks like a big mouth about to chomp down on anyone who comes close! 🙂 The red door is very nice, though.

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    • joey says:

      A long time ago, I posted my back door, but I don’t even think it was a ThursdayDoors post. I’ll post my front door when I (if I ever) get it painted. I see what you mean about the green door, which was a favorite here today. But I see it as you do. Perhaps it’s the angle.

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  16. Ally Bean says:

    I like your door pics so I think that you’re doing them right. You have an eye for doors. I like the little red door the best. Don’t know why, just do.

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  17. Joanne Sisco says:

    I take so many shots of just the door and ignore the rest of the building – or vice versa. I assumed everyone did 😉

    My favourite is the first photo. Love the composition … but what exactly is 1 HA?

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  18. How clever, “The Little Red Door!”

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  19. Amy says:

    The second one is my favorite, but they all have such unique qualities that make each of them wonderful!! 🙂

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  20. Yep, you don’t get the shot if you don’t try. I have a personal 3 shot rule. If I haven’t got the shot I wanted in 3 shots I must change something…aperture, angle, perspective, cross the street…something. Then I get another 3 shots. That’s for still life, and landscape images. Birding I don’t limit myself cause a lot of shots are lead up to “the shot” throw away frames. 🙂

    I really like the first image. The composition is lovely, and so is that sky.
    The little red door…I thought shouldn’t is be The Little Red Doors? There are two of them. I’m being nit-picky there. I know it.
    Love the stone archway door too. You did good with these.

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  21. prior.. says:

    Love the variety here and you found a door that said “little red door” – now that gets extra points for sure….
    but who is keeping points – cos it is all about “taking the shot”
    oh and 1901 – the second one in – is my fav of this post – the way you framed it I could just walk right up those steps….

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