Fat Chen, PPSA  

Old Door by Fat Chen, PPSA

November 2023 - Old Door

About the Image(s)

(1) Took this image in a very old and small village. It is rare to see this kind of door structure nowadays.
(2) In order to enhance the textures and details of wall, gate and door, I have adopted HDR method in this case.
(3) Minimal adjustments the contrast, colour saturation, sharpness
(4) Resize the image

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

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
A very interesting door which could have been used as a ladder as well.   Posted: 11/09/2023 14:31:46

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Love the limited palette here, just the greys and rusty red. It looks like the type of shutters that we have here that go over the doors of closed buildings to stop people accessing them. A good spot.   Posted: 11/10/2023 06:27:57

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
This is a very interesting subject. If the description had not mentioned that the door was old and not often seen today, I might have missed the unique structure of the door. I don't understand the mechanism so I tried Google Images to see if I could find something similar, but with no success. I've magnified the image and it looks like the rods slide to the right and can be inserted into holes in the doorframe. In this image only the top two rods are inserted into the right doorframe. I can only assume that once all the rods are slid to the left, the frame will swing open to allow one to unlock the real door. Nice selection of the subject.   Posted: 11/10/2023 17:26:35

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
The color contrast and line repetitions make this image. The grey provides a background that does not detract from the door and its covering. So interesting and unique to any door that I have ever seen.   Posted: 11/12/2023 15:46:00

Russell Hunt   Russell Hunt
I would not have known this was a door without your description. Love the contrast of the red and gray. Texture stands out well.   Posted: 11/19/2023 20:16:53

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Fat, Great find, the limited pallet is great, the HDR treatment has worked well enabling the door and the brickwork to really pop, the vertical and horizontals make for an interesting image, the padlock in the centre shows that this is a door, very innovative security door, the weathering of the lower door and step add to overall character of an ancient door.   Posted: 11/25/2023 23:20:54