Kathaleen Coelho  

Untitled by Kathaleen Coelho

May 2020 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken on a trip in 2016 to an island in Boston Harbor to Fort Warren. It was taken at f/11, ISO 100, 4 Sec. It was a dark room and time was needed for the exposure. The original photo was very flat and unappealing. However I liked how the light was leaking in from the doorway in the back and the echoing of the two doors.

With a slight crop on the bottom, transformed it into black and white, played with the highlights/shadows, black and white. I brought it over to Color Efex and applied the Bleach Bypass - Bright filter. Then saved it back into Lightroom. Then I applied a highlight brush on both of the doors to bring them out more. A final crop was made off the bottom.

5 comments posted

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
Nice light illuminating wall and detail on open door. Great use of filters and brush to bring out highlights.   Posted: 05/12/2020 14:02:13

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
I agree with Barbara about the illuminating but makes it powerful capture of history in this capture.   Posted: 05/12/2020 14:41:29

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
You have done well with the treatment to give it the old feeling that it still preserves. The composition is great too, with the two doors 'linked' by the arched ceiling. Well done.   Posted: 05/17/2020 05:03:19

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
Excellent monochromatic image. Wonderful shadowing to emphasis the right door and frame the left door. The doors are not the same and it makes you wonder what function the unusual inset on the left door has. Great job in pulling out the the details in the wood.   Posted: 05/17/2020 14:01:51

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Kathaleen, Great image, I like the monochrome as it allows you to focus on the light and dark contrasts within the photo. The two doors complement each other with the light and shadows adding drama to the image   Posted: 05/19/2020 06:46:39


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