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Thanks for your replies, Douglas. I studied the building and doors for a while before responding to my instinct of what was most important to me about the door and how I wanted to present it. I was not interested in simply a portrait of an entire door, and the chiseled steps were of great interest to me. By lowering my camera placement to about 20" off the floor I was able to maintain proper perspective of the verticals and emphasize the steps, while maintaining enough door to make it clear the steps lead to this wonderful very old carved door. The comp was very inviting, and somewhat mysterious to me, drawing the viewer in from the floor to the steps to the door and to wonder what may be beyond. A good image is more than making the viewer simply say 'what a cool door' but rather to make them think about the relationship of the elements in the scene and convey some feeling about it.