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I saw this door while I was waiting on a traffic light and had quick rush out take the pic and rush back.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ2
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 May 2011 - 4:40 PM
Focal Length:5.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Portrait
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Old Door near Almoradi
Username:rtenny rtenny
Uploaded:24 Oct 2012 - 10:19 AM
Tags:Architecture, Door, Old, Wiring
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2983 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 10:46 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The colour, and the crumbling paint and plaster on the wall are an interesting feature that complement the wall.

Im sure you may have been able to handle the geometric issues if you had more time. As it is, its not level, and the lens was pointed up, close to the door, resulting in the converging verticals.
Some lens correction can be applied to sort this out. The exposure is good overall, though it does benefit with some sharpening, a small contrast adjustment, and an increase in saturation to bring out the depth of texture and colour.


I have uploaded a mod to show what I mean. Scroll up and click the Modifications tab.

I used the lens correction tool in Photoshop CS6, and basic contrast and colour adjustments.


Hope this is helpful,


Regards



Willie

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 - 10:47 AM

Interesting subject and it presents a good image. I would have given it a little more contrast but that just me! Grin IB

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rtenny
rtenny  3 Spain
24 Oct 2012 - 11:02 AM

wow what a difference the lens correction and the contrast made. Thanks very much for your help. I don't have PS but now I know what to look for in the program I use.

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 4:44 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

A mod after my own heart Willie, nice verticals and super squaring up of a very interesting picture. I notice from your portfolio Ralph that you like old doors, they always tend to make you wonder what is behind them don't they?

This is no exception - think about what life used to occur behind this facade?

EXIF could be better (assuming you could take some control of your camera) Firstly rather than use Portrait mode, if you have to use a mode I would suggest 'Landscape' mode which might just take you away from full aperture, which is not the place to be particularly for shots of this nature. You have plenty of shutter speed in hand to go from f2.8 to f8 only means adjusting your shutter speed from 1/640 to 1/160sec. This places you on a better part of your lens and allows you a lot more DoF with which to work.

Frank

Last Modified By Focus_Man at 24 Oct 2012 - 4:45 PM

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paulbroad
paulbroad  789 forum posts United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 5:52 PM

Very fine mod. You do not need PS. It can be over complicated and difficult to us when, for most photographers Paintshop Pro or similar will do all you want. Exposure and contrast adjust, dodge and burn and sharpen features will cover all the processing needed for most images.

Paul

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iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 10:16 PM

I really like this picture. Willies mod makes it even better. I photograph a lot of doors, windows and opening and was pleased people liked this composition.
I would personally crop more on the right so as to leave just wall rather than edge of the building. Seeing just the wall and door adds to the mystery. As Franks says what happens behind this door/wall.?
Ian

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rtenny
rtenny  3 Spain
30 Oct 2012 - 11:57 PM

Thanks for all you comments. I have been using my Lumix far to long now. Its time for a DSLR with more control. I spend time with PaintShop Pro and found lens correction and lots of other things (easy to use and so much cheaper then PS Smile ) . I have uploaded my modification.

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