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Interesting Door - The Green Door by Ally Green

September 2023 - Interesting Door - The Green Door

About the Image(s)

Wandering the streets of a village in Croatia I came across this door…not quite sure of its being but there was a café nearby so maybe some relevance to that!

It caught my eye and I wondered what it was doing there. Shot with my Canon 5 D Mark IV 1/500 F6.3 ISO640. In post, I put it through Denoise in LR and sharpened it a bit and moved the black & white sliders and added contrast.

10 comments posted

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
I like the simplicity of this green door image. It's so interesting that there were the other green things in front and the big swath of trees. Those elements keep my eye moving around inside the photo, taking it all in. Even the blue on the barrel is eye catching but yet the overall green-ness keeps me in the picture. You found a cute composition. It would've been good for the odd-number assignement, too!   Posted: 09/15/2023 15:21:05
Ally Green   Ally Green
Thanks Carole!   Posted: 09/19/2023 11:48:01

Aaron Burdin   Aaron Burdin
Very interesting door, the greens colors really work well together, and there is some great texter on the door. The blue of the barrel is a nice contrast to the green of the door. I think the background is a little busy, perhaps a shallower depth of field, from either wider aperture or masking the background and using a low pass filter.   Posted: 09/15/2023 17:47:51
Aaron Burdin   Aaron Burdin
Something like this.   Posted: 09/18/2023 21:39:35
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Ally Green   Ally Green
yes thanks Aaron..i agree the background is a bit busy. It was a grab shot so little time to prepare!   Posted: 09/19/2023 11:45:34

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
Curiouser and curiouser. It's a very pleasant scene. Your exposure and DOF is very good. There is good detail in highlights and shadows. Catching the texture in the window area is a plus. The straight on view of the door makes me want to open it and walk through. If you had angled the door it would have been just a flat green board.   Posted: 09/18/2023 14:13:38
Ally Green   Ally Green
Thanks Connie...yes the door certainly attracted my curiousity.   Posted: 09/19/2023 11:48:46

Lee Ann Stamm   Lee Ann Stamm
Hi Ally: I find this image humorous. Not really knowing the Croatian culture, I looked up the relationship between men and women. Yay. It says the men are very loving and adore their women. So, my family has always done weird things, and this door reminded me of them.

When I saw this image, I imagined a Croatian woman nagging at her loving husband to drag the door to the patio. She wanted to nail it to the planter as a decoration. He would do anything for her. So, he moved the door. I could be completely wrong, but that's what this door did for me.

The way you composed the image is perfect. Even though the door is right in the middle of the picture, it works. The trees surround and frame the top of the image, and the barrel needs to be there to offset the tree trunks on the other side. The texture and peeling of the door make this image complete. Great Job.   Posted: 09/18/2023 16:15:40
Ally Green   Ally Green
Thanks Lee Ann and i agree when i first saw it it did have a humorous element to it. How you viewed it is wonderful and that is why photography offers so much and opens up the imagination!   Posted: 09/19/2023 11:47:37

Joan Showers   Joan Showers
The playfullness of this image made me smile. You must have thought so too when you saw it. The varied colors and textures make me want to run my hands all over it. I like your adjustments and wouldn't change a thing.   Posted: 09/19/2023 12:17:17


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