John Larson, FPSA, MPSA2  

Door to Mount Assisi Friary by John Larson, FPSA, MPSA2

July 2024 - Door to Mount Assisi Friary

About the Image(s)

Why I took this image:
Our local camera club was looking for places to have a photography outing. Someone mentioned the Mt. Assisi Friary in Loretto, Pa which is about a one-hour drive from State College. We were told there were times when there were lots of flowers in bloom. We went there to check out the place, but this was not a good time for flowers. However, I did enjoy some of the architecture and in particular this door.

Camera Settings: Date Taken, 6/1/2024, Canon EOS R6,ISO 10,000 (sorry I had been in the shade just moments before), 1/1250 at f/22, RF 24-105 F4 @24mm full frame.

Post processing: Normal LR adjustments then Nik Color Efex for Detail enhancement and then used Topaz Photo AI for noise and sharpness. Final touch was to use Nik Silver Efex for the monochrome conversion.

3 comments posted

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi John,
Nice architectural shot. The light and shadows enhance the texture on the building. The reflections of you and other elements add interest and pull my eye to the door. The sepia tone and frame adds an old world touch. I might crop the sky and foliage off the top, since I don't think it's needed. Great job.   Posted: 07/05/2024 09:36:02

Robin Mellor   Robin Mellor
The toning and the frame are well suited to this subject. The door is interesting and I like the reflections (shades of Vivian Maier?). I agree with Barbara, the area above the wall is a distraction, and I would want to correct the perspective so that the door is properly upright. I'm not certain about the flower pot on the left, but it would mean coming in really tight to omit it.
  Posted: 07/07/2024 10:51:41

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
John, I agree with Barbara and Robin about the need for a tighter crop here. I'd pull it in to lose the foliage at the top as there is that interesting feature of the railings above the door. The sepia tone works well with this subject and I also like the framing you have added.   Posted: 07/08/2024 03:27:24


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