Pamela Hoaglund  


Old Door Plates by Pamela Hoaglund

May 2020 - Old Door Plates

About the Image(s)

I took this image last year while exploring in an architectural salvage store. I never did anything with it but thought it had potential. Since I’m still in lock down I had to look in my archives for something to share. I wanted to accentuate the oldness of the plates so after some slight edits in Snapseed I put it through Painteresque.


This round’s discussion is now closed!
9 comments posted

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Pamela, I would have never thought of using Painteresque for this effect. Were the locks all laid out on a table, or were you able to do this at the site?

Shooting with a small cellphone does have it's advantages. Jerry   Posted: 05/02/2020 10:21:15
Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
I took the image at the site. They were hanging on pegs on a wall. This is just a small section of them.   Posted: 05/02/2020 10:40:55

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Interesting images of door locks. Texture, sharpness all good. Very creative photo.   Posted: 05/06/2020 15:51:56

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
I really like what Painteresque does here. Nice job of taking what you had and making it work.   Posted: 05/06/2020 20:35:12

Bob Barley   Bob Barley
This is a nice image. I've spent some time looking at the details in each door mechanism. One thing that surprises me is the bright blue that appears from one keyhole. It raises the question, what is hiding behind the plate? It may be an artifact of the app, but maybe not...

  Posted: 05/08/2020 11:06:16

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
Your rather mild use of Painteresque worked well. I especially appreciate that out of all those door plates only one is white   Posted: 05/13/2020 16:20:46

Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
A symbolic photograph of lockdown as I enter my ninth week in New Jersey so your photograph really captures mood of our times. Your use of painteresque to emphasize the patina of each lock perfect post processing.   Posted: 05/14/2020 09:44:49
Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
I wasn't thinking of our lockdown when I chose this image but it is fitting. I'm beginning to feel like the key was lost 🥴   Posted: 05/14/2020 10:15:51

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
This is a charming shot. Your phone lens is obviously wide-angle. I see both an advantage and a disadvantage to that. On the plus side, the pegs are not all viewed end-on. A slight negative for me is that the door plate on the upper right is skewed by the perspective.   Posted: 05/19/2020 17:52:59