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    Default Doorway to the past


    Comments, please.

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    Default Re: Doorway to the past

    I feel that this subject has potential

    imagination mode on:

    frontal shot in dim light with just a spot on the doorway
    the door is open and the inside has some scene of the past in sepia

    mode off:

    what do you think?

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    Default Re: Doorway to the past

    I think some serious burning (digitally of course) will help bring out the mood even more!
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    Try B&W, sepia or X-processing. Too flat when show in color. To me it is just like the door to an old house (not even abandoned), full stop. Why? Look at the walking path, it is clean showing that there is still ppl staying in the house.

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    Talking Re: Doorway to the past

    Quote Originally Posted by Splutter
    I think some serious burning (digitally of course) will help bring out the mood even more!
    Quote Originally Posted by sumball
    Try B&W, sepia or X-processing. Too flat when show in color. To me it is just like the door to an old house (not even abandoned), full stop. Why? Look at the walking path, it is clean showing that there is still ppl staying in the house.
    I'm no expert in those technical stuff....
    Can edit and post here?

    Thanks!

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    Just curious is that door lock ??
    If can try to shoot closer and eliminate the distracting background.
    If the door can open, jus open 1/2 way and give ppl a
    sense of mysterious feeling.
    U also can try to place your hand on the doorknob and pretend to open the door and then shoot with your hand on the doorknob. B&W will always work better in this situation as you are talking about the past.
    Last edited by obewan; 2nd September 2005 at 08:11 PM.

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    Default Re: Doorway to the past

    Haha... No idea....

    It's shot in the alley of the shophouses at MacKenzie Road. 2 rows of dilapidated shophouses. One facing MacKenzie and the other facing the alley, behind the rear row.

    Very interesting area, very rarely seen.

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    think the foliage, the rough walls, the wooden door are ok, but the rusting metal gate kinda out of place , jarring, disrupting the 'organic' effect of the first three elements ... like a rusty decaying intrusion into nature reclaiming life from an abandoned place ... but then that could be the purpose of the picture itself .... (of course the plastic pipe in lower left corner is also a distraction)

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    Default Re: Doorway to the past

    i would say take it from another angle. i feel that the composition is rather 'neither here nor there'

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    Default Re: Doorway to the past

    Quote Originally Posted by redstone
    I'm no expert in those technical stuff....
    Can edit and post here?

    Thanks!
    here is my take on your photo


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    Wow, that is much better of the original. But now it give me a ghostly feeling to it.... But overall I like what ortega have done to the pic!!

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