Stuart Caine  

House in Santa Fe by Stuart Caine

February 2021 - House in Santa Fe

About the Image(s)

This image was taken, on a back street, in Santa Fe, New Mexico during the PSA Conference in New Mexico. We hired a private guide to take us around while at the conference. He happened to be a photographer and just joined PSA that year.
We were able to get into the areas that tour busses can't get through. This was the entrance of a courtyard, with a door to the entrance of the house in the background. This imaged was cropped and worked on in Photoshop, Topaz and the new Luminar Ai.
The camera was the Canon T1i.
Settings: f/5.6 ; 1/1000 sec. ; ISO 800 @ 55mm

7 comments posted

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
I really like the frame within a frame. I do not like the processing.It is too bright.A cloudy day would have helped. There are weird artifacts and compressed tones. I think a more square crop would be better.   Posted: 02/01/2021 17:20:50
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
Thanks for your comments. There is a big space between the entrance and the courtyard ,and the sun shines brightly through and illuminates the door. This was also taken through the car window(open) along a very narrow street, stop for a moment and then had to move on as others had to pass us.   Posted: 02/04/2021 11:13:43

Heather-Dawn Joseph   Heather-Dawn Joseph
The framing captured me. Nice composition. I know how difficult to get the shot you want in very short timeframe. Good job!

I do agree with Michael about the processing. In my opinion, the door and entry way is nice enough without all of the processing. You were able to get the images in the hidden area of the framing. I would have loved to see it in it natural state with just some processing to bring out all of the treasures.   Posted: 02/04/2021 13:47:34

Holly Moore   Holly Moore
Nice photo. I love the subject matter. The image holds my attention and is very inviting. I agree that it is over processed.   Posted: 02/12/2021 16:44:41

Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
Very nice photograph. The way you have framed it, I want to walk through the archway and explore the courtyard. Beautiful! I agree with others about toning down the processing.   Posted: 02/14/2021 14:05:01

Keith Parris   Keith Parris
I can't decide if I am seeing artifacts of over processing or texture of the building material (my guess is adobe) of the arched entry to the courtyard. I wonder if a texture overlay was added in post processing. All the little details in this image hold my attention. For example, there appear to be two framed pieces of artwork inside the arch, carving on the post in the courtyard, and detailed carving on the door. I keep wondering if there is a gate that is swung out of view. This is a fascinating photograph.   Posted: 02/17/2021 20:45:51
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
It's Adobe. No texture was added.   Posted: 02/19/2021 10:46:11


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