Challenge #195 - Front Doors and Fences
Many thanks to all for sharing those beautiful photos.
I will write a brief comment with my subjective impressions for each entry and then I will present to you the winners according to my personal preferences.
- Kevan_G9 – G9 – Ghent, Belgium
This is a tight cropping/framing for the door’s photo. Nevertheless, you can imagine the building by watching the stones and the colorful windows around the door. The most interesting detail is the ship (a caravel?) above the lintel. Nice picture.
- Michael Wells – G9 – Halloween
On my description of the theme, I left a door open to the Halloween decoration and got just one picture of it, with beautiful colors, nice composition and all the possible elements placed together on one picture: door, fences and Halloween’s pumpkins, all with harmonic and nice lighting. It would be a winner if that slight blurriness was not there. Nevertheless, it still is a beautiful picture that fits the theme quite well.
- teekay – G1 – Closed Doors
This is another somewhat tight crop, this time with those huge doors as a subject. On a door of normal size, the perfect alignment of the foremost columns with the inner doors and walls would yield a flattening effect, but in this picture the perspective and volume is maintained by the camera aiming toward the top of the columns. Beautiful shot of a beautiful building.
- marie – Pro1 – freezing fences
marie, the fences limiting the narrow track look great as the foreground of another wonderful landscape from your paradise. The contrast between the sun’s rays lighting the colorful trees with the frozen weed is great. The bottom right quadrant looks like an infra-red photography.
- Gloubiboulga – G9 – Simple church...
The architect designed the foremost arc to beautifully frame the inner one and the door, and the picture captures it quite well. The tiles of the bottom’s corridor and the soft shadows above the door’s arc on the top are the key elements to provide volume and perspective on another frontal shot.
- Maureen Sousa – Pro1 – Fancy Fence Entrance
I love the texture of the stones of the fence and the contrast between the flat and simple sheet of metal with the cast iron ornaments of the door. The weather did its job aging the paint and you captured it very well.
- Car – G7 – Where to Knock?
It seems a massive door, with some tiny hinges to hold it in place. The original design and the lack of symmetry of the door’s wings make it an interesting subject while the volume, enhanced by subtle shadows makes it a good photography. Very well done.
- 1st - Car – G7 – Where to Knock?
For the unique design of the door, the pleasant green cast toward the bottom of the photography and its overall good quality.
- 2nd - teekay – G1 – Closed Doors
For the beautiful natural colors, perfect exposure good placing of the camera and its aiming angle.
- 3rd - Gloubiboulga – G9 – Simple church...
For the lighting (shadows) behind the foremost arc and for the camera placing that describes the building detail quite well.
Car you are on duty now with the always difficult but rewarding job of finding a theme and choosing the winners of challenge #196.
Congratulations and good luck!
Description of the theme:
I hope the terms will apply broadly to houses, buildings, farms etc.
I think that front doors and fences alone can be interesting subjects for creative photography and they are also the favorite places for exhibition of the decorative ideas of these days of October and November: ancient Celtic Samhain festival that evolved into modern Halloween on Oct. 31, the All Saint’s Day on Nov. 1 or the Death’s Day on Nov. 2.
So show us your best effort photographing Front Doors and/or Fences as pure architectural elements or decorated with the typical above mentioned ornaments.
Be creative and enjoy the challenge.
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