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The Doorway

By debbiegee  
A church doorway in a gothic mansion near Bristol

Tags: Mono Architecture Arch Doorway

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paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2019 4:10PM
And a perfectly good record it is too. However, to the general viewer there's not a lot to old interest, more a specialist piece.

banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4307 Canada
16 Sep 2019 5:09PM
Its a good record shot.

I would like to see the door with more detail extracted from the shadows, and I have used a horizontal lens correction, very slight on the mod. Its also cropped a bit narrow simply to alight the centre of the door with the centre of the frame exactly.

The added frame make make up for the narrow crop!

We have no shot setting/exif data for this, so if you could, please update the image with these.


dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 811 England
16 Sep 2019 8:32PM
It would be good to know what your mono conversio nmethod was. Depending on the settings used you can bring out those details and textures. Even after conversion it may be necessary to adjust the tonality of specific areas, as Willie has done in the mod. Most conversions need a little tweak or two.

pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2019 9:02PM
This image is all about texture, shapes and tones, and black and white is ideal in order to help the viewer to see those important elements, without the aid of colour.
I like the inclusion of the arch on the left frame edge, which acts as a balancing element.

I offer a modification where I cropped to slightly offset the door, and remove some of the plainer brickwork from the right and bottom of the frame. I brightened overall, then lifted shadows on the door, because those hinges need to be seen.

I don't suppose it was possible to slightly open that door? I ask this because an open door acts as an invitation and holds the viewer's attention, wondering what is behind it. A shut door, however, is like a barrier - you cannot enter here.
Even so, I like it's age and attraction.

dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1928 England
17 Sep 2019 2:20PM
OK, Debbie - I'd like ot pose a couple of questions for you, given that your work is generally pretty advanced and subtle.

What were you looking to achieve here? (And do you think you succeeded?)

Can we have the full EXIF data (usually, the site reads this from yrou file, except if you've used 'Save for web' instead of 'Save as') - we need the aperture, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, whether flash was involved if yo uwant plenty of feedback on that sort of issue.

And is there any specific area of this that you'd like feedback on?

As it stands, it's competent, but knowing what you wanted to get will help a lot!
13 Mar 2020 9:49AM
Thank you all for your comments. The modifications are really good and have improved the picture. I just like doors! And windows lol. I will remember in future to add the details of the photo and give an explanation.
Thanks again for your time

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