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By rowarrior
I saw this old door in Edinburgh when I was through there in April, and thought the hinges were quite interesting. Did a bit of manipulation to change the colour of the wood just for fun, but will upload the original colour as a variant.

I think there are a few blown reflections in the hinge, haven't quite decided how much they iritate me yet, or whether I can actually fix them if they do!

C&Cs welcome Smile

Tags: Edinburgh Door Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated

Voters: User_Removed, DavePrince, proz and 41 more

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User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
13 May 2008 8:42PM
Great composition here Katy. For me I would have preferred a touch more 'punch' but this works really well. (Version 1 btw Wink)
DavePrince 15 7 2 United Kingdom
13 May 2008 8:46PM
I dont mind the blown highlights it adds contrast and the texture and colour of the wood is great.
User_Removed 13 172 1 United Kingdom
13 May 2008 8:53PM
Interesting shot, well spotted and captured. Would have maybe upped the contrast slighty to give that extra punch, still a good image

WelshKiwi 13 3.2k 2 Wales
13 May 2008 8:57PM
This is my thing. I just love details like this on old door.

I like version 2 better but thats just personal preference cos I like "Natural" & "Authentic"

The composition is spot on and I love how you have gone in close, would have prefered it to be a bit lighter and as Mike says have more punch, maybe thats why I like version 2 better, cos its lighter.

The blown highlights do not bother me and I didnt really notice them before you pointed them out.

Great detail and well done for looking for the not so obvious.

Lee Smile
Grim1 14 49 United Kingdom
13 May 2008 8:59PM
Lovely detail - well spotted and nice colour-change imaging.

I SOOOO need a set of these hinges for the workshop I have to build so I can convert the garage to a studio - any suggestions anyone....?
rmr 13 1 Wales
13 May 2008 9:12PM
super texture and detail
well done
phil_24 15 532 2 England
13 May 2008 9:20PM
Love it.

In my honest opinion the coloured version works a lot better - the before image just seems a too bland to me.

As for the blown reflections/highlights - they dont bother me too much - yes, you may be able to tweak them slightly to make a great image that little bit better; but i really dont think its worth it.

Brilliant photoshop work and well worth it.

lostintime Plus
13 13 6 Germany
13 May 2008 10:15PM
Wonderful textures, like your choice of toning.
RubberBullets 19 1 6 United Kingdom
13 May 2008 10:50PM
I wouldn't worry about the blown highlights, they are not that noticeable. I like the texture, and the colourisation makes the picture work much better. The texture is great in either image.

luxaeternam 13 21 1
14 May 2008 8:29AM
Colour definitely for this superb find.
Smile Lucy
IFIMAGE 13 143 Wales
14 May 2008 10:07PM
1 does it for me
Nice work
SKavanagh 13 312 5 England
14 May 2008 10:42PM
Great shot No2 for me
FredF 14 1 France
15 May 2008 1:48PM
Great details and colour.

15 May 2008 10:23PM
I prefer 1 but both are good.
Ade1771 13 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 12:21PM
Well spotted, a great shot. I like the treatment in V1.

alansnap 17 577 26 United Kingdom
18 May 2008 3:08PM
The green one works for me I must say, though the original was good too. The highlights don't cause me too many issues, they help with the depth and stricture of the main element of the picture.

Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
20 May 2008 11:04AM
Well spotted and captured.
No.2 for me.

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