Rule of thirds …

Photo Challenge – The Rule of Thirds: a literal and almost literary ( 🙂 ) interpretation, taken by chance, earlier in the week (Thursday).

This door leads into Beaufront Castle grounds from the road between Beaufront Woodhead and Sandhoe – I doubt it has been opened in years.

It was not me
Who carved his name upon this once proud tree

For one thing, I support MUFC, not NUFC 😀

Not guilty ...

(click on the image to enlarge)


  1. litadoolan · February 21, 2015

    I love the way the colours on the door has so many hues in the paint work, telling the story of age and experience. The graffiti is such a snap back to the present. Great composition.

    I support the red devils too!

    • northumbrianlight · February 21, 2015

      Excellent Lita! – MUFC is not something I mention too loudly around here (not a topic for discussion with my Geordie Pam either). Alan Pardew lived at the other end of Sandhoe when he was caretaker of the poisoned chalice but I assume he has moved on now.

      • litadoolan · February 21, 2015

        Wow! Football royalty! I was in a pub in Edinburgh quite a few years ago ready to cheer on the reds on TV at the start of the Keegan years and noticed I was surrounded by Newcastle supporters, fortunately ManU didn’t need any encouragement from me!! The Toon Army is for sure a terrific force! I was very quiet lol!!

      • northumbrianlight · February 21, 2015

        I take a lot less interest than I used to as a kid – it wasn’t that eventually I didn’t care, it was that I cared too much – all too harrowing.

  2. 2e0mca · February 21, 2015

    Love the colours. So much other interest in the details too – it looks like Robin has taken all his girlfriends to visit this door!

    • northumbrianlight · February 21, 2015

      Many thanks, it has weathered nicely, unlike the other Robin, I suspect 🙂

  3. LaVagabonde · February 21, 2015

    I love the color of this door. That grafitti is pretty clever, too. I wonder who “Robin” is? 😉

    • northumbrianlight · February 21, 2015

      It is, the sort of distressed colour you pay a fortune for on furniture. I need to find this other Robin to understand his secret 🙂

  4. sustainabilitea · February 21, 2015

    An interesting and colorful choice.


  5. Levysoro · February 21, 2015

    This is the sort of photo I like to take too…
    Good job!

  6. jimholroyd365 · February 21, 2015

    skillful blend of colours, composition and texture….

    • northumbrianlight · February 21, 2015

      Thanks Jim, I think the most significant factor is time – a newly painted door would have had no impact at all.

      • jimholroyd365 · February 21, 2015

        True, the ageing patina makes for interesting images.

  7. noellevignola · February 21, 2015

    I can’t help but wonder of Gwen and Rob are still together….

  8. milfordstreet · February 21, 2015

    Great choice for the WPC

    • northumbrianlight · February 21, 2015

      Many thanks – by chance, those three door panels more or less made it a certain choice.

  9. seeker · February 21, 2015

    This door tells stories and you have captured some names on them by creating the rule.

    • northumbrianlight · February 22, 2015

      Yes, it does tell stories, old ones that go back to when ‘Robin’ was still young.

  10. Sreejith Nair · February 25, 2015

    Quite an interesting image for the theme 🙂

    Loved the framing and colors 🙂

  11. littledogslaughed · February 27, 2015

    I love the colors and the mixing of the very old with the jarring reminder of how some of us document our “present.” An interesting juxtaposition all around-

    • northumbrianlight · February 28, 2015

      Many thanks Meg – that one was a gift, taken the day before I knew anything about the challenge.

  12. restlessjo · March 1, 2015

    Lovely old door. 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · March 2, 2015

      Thanks Jo – sorry I have not been active in the Reader much recently, struggling to keep up.

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