Aaron Burdin  

Interesting Door by Aaron Burdin

September 2023 - Interesting Door

About the Image(s)

Camera: Sony a7RV, 28mm f2.8. Shot in Tallinn, Estonia, door to the "Brotherhood of Blackheads" a merchant guild founded in the mid 14th century.

10 comments posted

Ally Green   Ally Green
Welcome to the group Aaron! They certainly made interesting doors back in the 14th Century! Very nice detail in the door itself and the slight distressing of the woods adds to the story. Curious to know what the 'Brotherhood of Blackheads' was!
Might have cropped less at the top if you had more room to show the arch. Nicely done.   Posted: 09/13/2023 14:47:30

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
Welcome, Aaron, to our photo study group! The angled red lines of the doors catch my eye the most, followed by the gold "flowers" scattered about. A good reason to take this photo. Perfect submission for this month's assigned subject. This door is very interesting because of its design and colors and the building it is attached to. This image reminds me of a graphic design.
I see a couple of things I would've added to the post editing if this were my photo. The perspective of the sides of the picture gives me an odd feeling of being unbalanced. The door seems to be tilting towards the left. The other thing is I would've brightened the area above the door so that its details were more visible. See the accompanying image I experimented on.   Posted: 09/15/2023 14:22:23

Aaron Burdin   Aaron Burdin
edited photo from suggestions.   Posted: 09/15/2023 17:53:36

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
Hi Aaron. Welcome aboard. You exposure, color balance, and framing are very well done. The door is not quite square within the frame, but perhaps you wanted it that way. I like leaving the steps in the frame because one can imagine walking through the door and into the building, I hope you got to see inside. The darkness at the top of the door adds depth. There is enough light to show the beautiful detail. Oh, I just had to play with this. Sorry.   Posted: 09/18/2023 13:49:42

Lee Ann Stamm   Lee Ann Stamm
Hi Aaron: It's great to have you in our group, welcome. This door is interesting in so many ways. There is such complete contrast between the door and the building. The vibrant colors of red, green and gold would make this door visible for quite a way. The top and bottom of the door also contrast in style and color. Great capture. In your correction, I feel you lightened the top too much. That draws my eyes instantly to the top, and they stay there. If the bottom of the doors are a little lighter than the top, the angled lines draw your eyes up and around. I would prefer to see the more of the original building. It simply feels cramped to me and too tightly cropped either in camera or processing. I also feel the step should be included. Without it, you lose the natural frame. I really liked studying the images at the top of the door. Wonderful capture.   Posted: 09/18/2023 14:39:21
Aaron Burdin   Aaron Burdin
There are objects to either side of the door. Any wider and they would be in the image and would then be cut off.   Posted: 09/18/2023 18:12:31

Joan Showers   Joan Showers
Welcome to our group, Aaron. What a beautiful door that feels Moorish to me. I agree with some of the comments on the crop being a little tight. Do you have more space on either side in your original? It's also tilted to the left, which is an easy fix with the Transform tool in Lightroom. I think Carole's brightening of the top part of the door brought out more of the gorgeous detail. Thanks for submitting this and letting us luxuriate in the richness and artistry of a master craftsman.   Posted: 09/18/2023 14:52:54
Aaron Burdin   Aaron Burdin
there are objects on both sides.   Posted: 09/18/2023 19:50:45


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