Brenda Frezeman  

Untitled by Brenda Frezeman

November 2020 - Untitled

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I have a spare laptop at the moment, as the new part for mine is coming from Israel! I don’t have access to Photoshop or Lightroom and only have access to a small portion of my photos that I exported out of Lightroom to an external drive for one reason or other. I’ve already submitted quite a few of those, but I don’t believe I’ve submitted this one.

Many of the small white hill villages in Spain take you back hundreds of years. All buildings are whitewashed, streets are cobblestoned, and there’s almost nothing that looks modern. In wandering the streets, this doorway caught my eye. I loved the color contrasts against the white walls and the textures of the various materials. I processed the image in Lightroom, with a little more contrast adjustment in ColorEfex.

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8 comments posted

Miriam Power   Miriam Power
This is a great image. I really like it.
In Edit 1 I just straightened and cropped it to put more emphasis on the door. in Edit 2 I desaturated it a bit to give it a more faded look and brought out some of the craggy details   Posted: 11/08/2020 11:04:43
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Miriam Power   Miriam Power
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Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
Lovely image! I'm enjoying the structure with all the rhythmic linear patterns and the simple color palette. Miriam's edits work well too. I'm thinking that maybe cropping in even more closely would be attractive. What do you think?   Posted: 11/09/2020 14:51:52
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Dan DeVries   Dan DeVries
Good eye to find this. I like the original crop. It adds to the story. I'm not crazy about the fence on the left. I might try to get rid of that in PS or Affinity Photo.
I like seeing the name of the restaurant - although hard to read. Adding some contrast to that area of the photo might help.   Posted: 11/09/2020 21:20:49

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
I love the lines and curves of this image. The colors pop nicely and there's a lot to like.

I agree about the black gate at the left bottom, so had a go with removing it in Affinity Photo. I cloned the right side with the Flip set to Horizontal. It looked a bit funky, so I worked with the InPainting Brush (Healing Brush in PS) and the Clone tool to make the bottom of the image make more sense. I did some cleanup of other areas on and around the door, then finally enhanced the lettering. Thoughts?   Posted: 11/19/2020 15:20:00
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Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
I wasn't keen on the fence either, but was pretty sure that getting rid of it was beyond my capabilities. Thanks for showing and explaining how it can be done! I appreciate the other suggestions, too.   Posted: 11/19/2020 15:35:54

MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan   MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan
Beautiful . Love it .
I have cropped the photo and enhance details and color with selective color in Photoshop .   Posted: 11/19/2020 16:33:20
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Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Great rendering of one of my favorite subjects, entrances and doors. The fence (gate) takes away from the symmetry. Agree on removing it as Tom did.   Posted: 11/20/2020 02:22:41