Back Door

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  1. Tuna

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    The back door to an old church in Richmond, England.

    All comments and critique greatly appreciated.

    Tuna

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  2. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Love the placement of the door here.

    I'm not much for selective coloring, though it's nicely done in this image. :D
     
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    NOT selective coloring!! Full color image.

    I have increased contrast to the upper part of the image to highlight the wall and door, which are the color seen - B&W. Then I increased the saturation, as a whole, to bring out the different bursts of color found in the image - to contrast with the natural B&W of the church. I guess what you assumed, Terri, was what I saw as unique to this image. Hopefully your reaction means I have enhanced it just enough to do it justice...

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    I really like the composition, it absolutely makes the door an interesting subject. The only thing that bothers me a little bit is there may be a little too much of the wall above for my tastes.

    I might try cropping a little from the top and a little on the left, while trying to keep the same basic composition. I'd like to see the door stand out just a little more as the main subject. Then again, I could be way off! :)
     
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    Now that's wild. Yep, I was fooled! :D It totally struck me as one of those partially-desaturated images which I'm not a fan of. It STILL looks that way to me, really, though I think I can detect a hint of color in that B&W wall.

    So the main body of the church is naturally B&W, for the most part? I'd like to see more views of it, if you have some. Very unique.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What I miss is a little more detail in the door. It is in every part of the picture (which is why I don't mind as much wall left and on top of the door), and I love it in the overgrown pavement - but the topic of the photo is missing it.

    So I miss it, too...
     
  7. Tuna

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    OK, guys. Great comments.

    Here is a slightly cropped version with a little more detail in the door...though I don't want to lighten the door TOO much...

    Better?

    Tuna

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    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Although the changes are subtle, it is an improvement in my book!

    And the comment by LaFoto on the door detail was excellent.
     
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    I believe it was just this back wall that had this texture. Unfortunately, I simply stumbled upon this fantastic church as I was passing through this area during my visit to London and really didn't have much time to spend there. I did manage a few shots and will see if I can dig them out and post them soon.

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    i love this shot and perfer the original post. you are by far one of my favorite photogs here!!! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Tuna

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    That's very kind of you to say, Jon. I'm glad you like some of my photos.

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    I love the wonderful colors here. Especially contrast between green and yellow. And the textural door pay my attention - good job
     

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