Mike Patterson  

545 by Mike Patterson

February 2021 - 545

February 2021 - Mike Patterson


About the Image(s)

I took this several years ago in Santa Fe, NM. I was attracted by the colors, the textures and geometric patterns. Shot with a Canon Rebel at 60mm, ISO 400, f/11 and 1/320 second. Did cropping and minor adjustments in Lightroom.

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11 comments posted

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
Mike -- I like the complimentary pale blue-green and orange colors, and the textures give off a southwest feel. You did a nIce job of recovering the shadows from around the doorway. I wonder if the sunlit parts could be given a bit of a boost in contrast. It also does seem to be a little bit too centered. Having absolutely nothing to do with the composition -- does anyone see an elephant's foot in the lower right corner?   Posted: 02/03/2021 08:40:38
Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
And in the left. :)   Posted: 02/03/2021 14:23:09
Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Yes Jerry, I see the elephant's foot and I also see my profile in the bottom second panel.   Posted: 02/07/2021 07:46:43
Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
😷 😷 😷   Posted: 02/07/2021 09:04:02

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Nice job of opening up the shadows. I too like the colors, very pleasing. I will take the opposite view of Jerry and think the centering works here. For me, the two sides seem to bring my eye right to the door. Good work!   Posted: 02/03/2021 14:25:41

Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
(Groups 3 & 50)
Mike, I am drawn to unique windows and doors and they are a frequent subject for my photography. You've captured this one beautifully! I love the combination of complimentary colors and textures. I will often bring my window / door photos into Topaz Studio 2 to apply various artistic filters. Sometimes I'll make two or three versions of the same image just for fun.   Posted: 02/05/2021 13:05:04

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
A very nice image shot in Santa Fe during the
PSA Conference. My suggestion, would be to crop some of the wall on both sides of the door and a little from the top. I also put your image through the new Luminar Ai, as this is what I got.   Posted: 02/05/2021 15:14:14
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Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
This is a great find and I am sorry I missed it on my two visits there. This too is another image I love to keep on looking. I think that cropping would detract from the image. However, I would consider cloning out the signs at the top and pump up the colors just a bit.   Posted: 02/06/2021 11:37:09

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
Beautiful doors! I love the shadows of the tree on the left side. The color is soft and natural - very Santa Fe! Removing the signage would be my only suggestion. Very nice Mike!   Posted: 02/09/2021 14:05:41

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Lovely shot, and good discussion throughout your group. I learned a lot from you all.
I slightly prefer the deep shadows of your original--very dramatic, and indicative of the strong Santa Fe sunlight.
Love the elephant feet.   Posted: 02/12/2021 22:55:24

Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
I have a fascination with doors and am intriguided with this one. The crop works good and the signs tell the story. I'd like to see the shadow around the door lightened a little more and the color enhanced. Perhaps darkening the stucco around the door will further enhance the story. I need to visit Santa Fe for sure!   Posted: 02/15/2021 08:54:29