Joseph J Zaia, FPSA, ASIIPC, FMC  

The Hallway by Joseph J Zaia, FPSA, ASIIPC, FMC

October 2020 - The Hallway

October 2020 - Joseph J Zaia, FPSA, ASIIPC, FMC


About the Image(s)

One of my other interests in photography is patterns of any kind. This hallway was in our Costa Rica Hotel. It was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II, at ISO 200 F22 at 1/15 sec. on a tripod. The minor adjustments are: straightening, cleaning up distractions on the walls, toning down the two center rows of tiles, toning down the lights and then I copied the spot of light at the end, to give the eye something to look at when it reaches the end of the hallway.

12 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
You did an excellent job of capturing the golden colors. I especially like how you kept the entire image in focus!   Posted: 10/06/2020 12:46:10

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
I really like the glow in this image in addition to the symmetry. The light just seems to bounce off the walls and floor to create that glow. If I had any suggestion at all it would be to crop this at the first wall indentation on the left and cut out some of that hallway that goes to the right. This would create a much more symmetrical image. However, I really like what you've done here with the composition and color.   Posted: 10/06/2020 14:43:32
Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Thanks Al, but I rather fix the right with the left than crop the front and loose some of the depth. But not now.   Posted: 10/16/2020 11:34:48
Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Okay Al, I too like the symmetry, so here is what I have done. I duplicated the original, flipped the copy horizontally, cropped out 45% of the left side and dragged the right side over the original, which jumped right into place. The center line from the floor gave me a perfect line to work with. I lowered the opacity on the copy and selected the portion I wanted to keep. I inverted the selection and erased the unwanted leftover portion. Finally I flattened the two images. Now I would call this a manipulated image.   Posted: 10/16/2020 17:51:10
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Al Swanson   Al Swanson
I really like the changes. Your eye cannot help but follow the light. If I hadn't seen the original, I wouldn't be able to detect the manipulation easily. Great job!   Posted: 10/17/2020 09:36:13

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
I like the coloring and the pattern of the floor. Also the way it leads to the back where the white light comes through. My eye is drawn to that portion.
I think Al might be correct about cropping out some of the wall. Did you use Content Aware or Clone to remove that piece on the left wall? Seems the coloring isn't quite right. Overall it's an appealing image to me.   Posted: 10/10/2020 19:42:50
Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Yes, I did use Content Aware to clean up the left side and perhaps the same can be done with Al's suggestion. I did not do anything with the coloring, but consider that we have the warm tones from the light and that the wall are painted in orange.   Posted: 10/16/2020 11:32:01

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
Great that you used a vertical orientation. Interesting and creative shot. The two lights at the end of the hall add to the composition and it looks like there are two eyes staring back at you. The highlights in the middle of the floor do look a bit grayish, or muddy. The procession of the arches gives a good pattern effect.   Posted: 10/12/2020 05:09:07
Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Jerry, you have a keen eye. I must learn better how to tone down bright areas.   Posted: 10/16/2020 11:29:22

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
I like both of your versions. But I prefer your first one. I like the effect of the decorative molding on the columns that repeats down the right side, and you lose that when you go more symmetrical. I would have cropped up a little on the bottom to eliminate that bit of molding in the right corner - or just cloned it out. Very atmospheric image. I like it a lot.   Posted: 10/17/2020 14:59:24

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
Beautiful Image. I do find both bright lights over the doorway a bit distracting so I removed the top one with a content aware fill. I don't think I'd eliminate the right side as it is an integral part of the building and I would definitely not crop the bottom which enhances the depth of field of that hallway.   Posted: 10/18/2020 07:15:02
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Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Thank you for your input Beverly. Yes, the elimination of that light does help.   Posted: 10/19/2020 08:58:31


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