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p.1 #1 · Early California


A door to the Covarubius Adobe, one of the oldest buildings in Santa Barbara, CA.

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Jan 03, 2013 at 06:04 PM
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p.1 #2 · Early California


How did you choose to crop where you did?
Douglas



Jan 03, 2013 at 06:10 PM
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p.1 #3 · Early California


What makes you think this is cropped?

I cropped very little off the bottom simply to balance the amount of floor relative to the steps and door.



Jan 03, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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p.1 #4 · Early California


Jeffrey:
I was referring to why you chose to "crop" whether in-camera or in post, where you did. I was not being accusatory, I've seen other photos similarly done and have wondered what the photographer had in mind to frame the photos like this. That's all!
Douglas



Jan 04, 2013 at 12:50 AM
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p.1 #5 · Early California


Jeffrey:
Perhaps a better question would be how did you choose to compose this photo as you did. I've seen similar photos and just thought I would enquire of the thought process behind it. That's all.
Douglas



Jan 04, 2013 at 01:06 AM
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p.1 #6 · Early California


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.


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p.1 #7 · Early California


Jeffrey, what a cool door.
Thank you for explaining and sharing your thoughts. Makes a lot of sense.
I like the low POV with the huge steps in front of the very interesting door.
And I love the light and processing.
Chris




Jan 04, 2013 at 02:10 PM
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p.1 #8 · Early California


Liking the lighting here Jeffrey. You really study your comps for a long time. This one rocks! Subtle doesn't always reward the shooter here in the forums. I do like it very much. Plus, it is in your backyard. Someday I expect some shots from Lotus Land. Apologies if you have already posted them


Jan 05, 2013 at 02:41 AM
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p.1 #9 · Early California


Lots of interest in this Jeffrey, all the shapes and textures, even the different size bricks on either side of the door.

Cheers Ray



Jan 06, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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p.1 #10 · Early California


Tim ONeill wrote:
Subtle doesn't always reward the shooter here in the forums.


Hi Tim, boy are you right! I recently had a 'rather subtle' post in this forum fly right by with no comments. Probably too artsy fartsy!



Jan 07, 2013 at 03:25 AM
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p.1 #11 · Early California


Nice capture. The composition draws my interest. Moody scene.

Bill



Jan 07, 2013 at 08:30 PM





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