Not exactly glamorous.

You recall yesterday’s excitement about my new neutral density filter, so I don’t imagine you’re surprised to find another photo of blurred water.

Here, surface runoff turns into silver silk with motion blur and a monochrome treatment.

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Most people like to use this long exposure technique to make photos of babbling brooks and graceful waterfalls.

I wasn’t in the vicinity of either, so I had to settle for a storm sewer drainage pipe.

Use what you’ve got, right?

Winter’s end?

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This photo was made in March, when there were still chunks of ice dotting the waters.

Last night’s blast of snow was re-arranged by today’s rise in temperature, and has now joined the rush of the swollen river.

I’m hoping for a little less grey and a lot more green in the days to come.

Drab to fab.

I don’t have grand, elaborate entrances this week for my submission to Norm’s Thursday Doors. In fact, today’s doors are pretty inconspicuous. They’re hidden inside a work of art.

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For that, we can thank artist Stephanie Boutari. This mural transforms the rear of this bland and generic strip mall into a unique and colourful canvas. Street art can truly add personality and interest where they may be lacking. I like the vibrancy and sweeping curves of this piece.

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The details were carefully considered to ensure the look is unified in the big picture. The lines are sharp, clean and vivid – even up close. Only the metal ring in the bottom photo, jutting from the wall, shows a little wear and tear.

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In this week’s post, the walls are more impressive than the doors themselves, but given the state of these walls, I didn’t think you’d mind. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.