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Old Door near Almoradi

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

Tags: Old Architecture Door Wiring

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banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3524 Canada
24 Oct 2012 10:46AM
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,



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Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 10:47AM
Interesting subject and it presents a good image. I would have given it a little more contrast but that just me! Grin IB
rtenny 5 Spain
24 Oct 2012 11:02AM
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.
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 4:44PM
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.

paulbroad 9 116 1062 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 5:52PM
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.

iancrowson Plus
6 211 142 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 10:16PM
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.?
rtenny 5 Spain
30 Oct 2012 11:57PM
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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