Across the street from the old warehouse now artist building was yet another old building. This one I believe is abandoned. There was just something about the old doorway that caught my attention and again I found myself wondering what was this once a doorway to? I converted the picture to B&W to emphasize all of the fine textures of and around the door. Starting out with the color picture I went adjustment layer happy – desaturated, fiddled with brightness and contrast, a green filter (the doorway is an old green), added hard light at 46%, topped off with a cooling photo filter at around 20% and merged layers to this. The filters really helped bring out the textures of the peeling paint and wood grain of the boarded up window panes and added a bit more of an “aged” look to things, not that it wasn’t old enough already.
I must be having a mad scientist moment this morning; felt like being creative. Wherever you are I hope your day is a bright one.
F 5.6 – 1/125 – ISO 1000 – 100mm – AV
I have a point-and-shoot camera. Virtually everything you described about filters and what-not sailed right over my head. After reading all that you went through to take this photo, saying, “Nice pic,” hardly seems adequate. I got it. “Really nice pic!” 🙂
I do look forward to your comments – LOL. Even with a point and shoot you can probably muck around with photoshopping like I did or at least muck around.
You’ve done a lovely job on this photo.. as you must know by know.. I adore anything old and vintage so this photo is right up my alley!
Thank you, Smidgey 🙂 I plan on having a few more things along this line. I hope you will enjoy them too.
Thank you for stopping by and the compliment.
Very cool photo! I love old doors and windows. They stories they could tell…
Makes you want to have a time machine like H.G. Wells and just run it back to see what things once were 🙂