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1st April 2011, 10:05 PM
Another image from our trip to San Antonio, Texas. I saw this one while walking towards the Alamo Compound. What caught my attention was the use of a simple lock to secure the wooden doors. Thank you very much for viewing.
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Nikon D70, Nikon 18-70mm lens set at 55mm, Exposure at ISO 200, f5.6 at 1/200 of a second, Matrix Metering in Manual Mode, Color processed in Lightroom 3.4
Last edited by jiro; 2nd April 2011 at 01:24 AM.
2nd April 2011, 01:18 AM
is the reflection in the glass of the door part of the building you showed in the other thread? I like this shot, I wonder how it would look with a bit of vintage looking tint? I think the old fashioned door handles and marred wood contrasting with the modernish metal plate would look interesting with an aged look... nice work as always Willie
2nd April 2011, 01:26 AM
Hello, Rachel. This shot was taken from another street. I applied some old look effect on this one since the direct b&w conversion looks too lame for me. Maybe add some more sepia tone in it?
2nd April 2011, 01:34 AM
I think the handles and lock plate are a tad too bright -glaring at the tops and bottom of the plate. Maybe it is just that they are so bright against an otherwise featureless landscape.
2nd April 2011, 01:43 AM
Hello Chris. I did increase the contrast a bit on the door handles and on the nameplate so it be seen as my main elements. I'll probably tone it down a little bit on my next edit. thanks!
Originally Posted by MiniChris
2nd April 2011, 05:43 AM
Nice shot. My only gripe is the reflection of the car. My eyes just keep landing on it and feeling like it is misplaced - especially with the old door hardware and the old look effect. Still a great image though. It is awesome how you spot these things that a lot of other people would just walk right by without noticing.
2nd April 2011, 10:35 AM
Thanks, Bill. The inclusion of the car was deliberate on my part. To add another contrast on the idea - Old door, closed business but with a reflected image of a new car across the street, call it more like a juxtaposition. When I saw this scene, I did notice the reflection but I already have a clear vision on how I will process it after so I kept the car's reflection intact. Hope the idea clears it up for you, my friend. Thanks.
Originally Posted by ktuli