Richard Stauber  

Number Seven is Home by Richard Stauber

May 2023 - Number Seven is Home

May 2023 - Richard Stauber


About the Image(s)

I came upon these little doors while taking an evening walk around an older historic section of Lisbon, Portugal Sept 2022. The sky was fairly bright and completely blown out with the exposure needed for the building. Post processing involved a sky replacement with one from my library of skies that I've shot over the years. The exposure was 0.5 sec, no tripod (image stabilized lens seems to work well!). f/7.1, ISO 800, 24mm.

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6 comments posted

Julia Parrish   Julia Parrish
I especially like the composition of threes and the yellow light really makes it special. The ominous sky adds a lot. I would like to not see the satellite dishes as they distract from the rustic, old world look. Love the title! Very nice.   Posted: 05/02/2023 10:41:05
Richard Stauber   Richard Stauber
Thank you. I had considered the removal of the dishes and antennae from the roof line and may do so if I enter in competition (not in the category of travel). Another interesting thing is the photo of a person upper left on wall. Apparently, in this neighborhood they honor some of the deceased residents with photos.   Posted: 05/02/2023 13:23:02

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Interesting image. I love the replaced sky, and have done so myself many times...but, one has to be careful not to enter them in a division that prohibits any alteration, such as Travel, Nature and PJ... In Pictorial or Color divisions anything and everything is allowed...   Posted: 05/14/2023 16:31:59
Richard Stauber   Richard Stauber
Thanks. As you point out, sky replacement is permitted in the PSA domain as long as the replacement is from one of your photos and the image is not entered in one of the three reality divisions. There's an interesting editorial in the May 2023 PAS Journal dealing with ethical photography.   Posted: 05/20/2023 20:37:09

Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
I also like the composition of threes, the ominous sky and the yellow lit window. The colors compliment each other very well.
Well seen and well composed.   Posted: 05/31/2023 14:37:23
Richard Stauber   Richard Stauber
Thanks Marilyn. There is another interesting aspect with these doors and to illustrate in the photo I needed a person standing in the scene- the doors are short, perhaps no more than 4 feet tall!   Posted: 05/31/2023 15:15:49