Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA  

Overgrown Doorway by Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA

November 2021 - Overgrown Doorway

November 2021 - Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA


About the Image(s)

Taken in Cairo, Illinois at an abandoned building on Main Street. I liked all of the vines around the doorway, the cracks and discolored walls, the partially opened door, and that you can see some things in the building. I cropped some off the top and bottom and used NIK Color Effects, but I can not remember which filter. It was taken with my Olympus E-M1 Mark III, Olympus 14-150mm lens at 29mm, 1/50th second, f8 and ISO 200.

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8 comments posted

Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
Tom, you set me thinking on this one. You see things I would have completely overlooked. I liked the framing of the door and the vines creeping into the door. Nice. Can you try converting this image to monochrome and see if it is enhanced?   Posted: 11/13/2021 01:17:50
Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Here is a mono version.   Posted: 11/13/2021 07:10:14
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Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
The green vine hanging down in the doorway seems to get lost in the mono.   Posted: 11/24/2021 19:28:44

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
I like the vines around the doorway, this is most important element in your picture. Special I like the one branch dropping at the door. Since there are no vines on left side, I would crop out a little bit on left side to move the door from center. Also I would retrieve more details inside the door to show this abandoned building.   Posted: 11/16/2021 12:44:35
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Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Thanks, I like the crop, but I think that you brought back too much inside the building. I like the mystery of not really seeing what is inside.   Posted: 11/16/2021 13:23:43

Rich Sears   Rich Sears

I like your monochrome version as I see this image's essence is it's tonality, lines, shapes and curves. If I were to suggest anything I would pull back on the brightness of the building. Great find Tom.
  Posted: 11/19/2021 15:30:37

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
I like the color version, although there is a lot to be said for the monochrome. I think that the color brings my eye deeper into the building. I love the vines and I really like the manner in which the vines and the overgrown weeds frame the image. I like the mystery of it.   Posted: 11/24/2021 17:47:45

Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
It feels creepy. I don't like the door to be so centered. I don't read oher peoples' comments until I have written mine. It was impossible not to notice others had cropped your image and I like Tony's suggestion. I think the bottom is to bright and would burn down the greenery. I would also brighten the interior a bit to pull the viewer into the photo. Not sure about monochrome. I have not done monochrome much for years.   Posted: 11/25/2021 19:47:23