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Barn door

Barn door
Photo Information
Copyright: Karen Arnold (dareco) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-24
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-08-31 13:21
Viewed: 1863
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm back home after a great little holiday to British Columbia. A much needed break and lots more pictures to edit.
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  • skobek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 0 N: 437] (2389)
  • [2009-08-31 13:45]

Welcome Karen,
a simple wooden structure. Old wood is very decorative. This is a very good theme for photography and photographer. Excellent sharpness and well-presented wooden details.
Regards - Slawek

Hello Karen.
A beautifull old door. nice wood structure and warm colors.
i like it.
Regards Frans

Hi Karen,
Beautiful old wood structure and great colors,
Excellent POV. and details.
Excellent sharpness and composition,
well done.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-08-31 17:11]

Hi Karen,
The patina on this old wooden door give it much charm!
Fine details and textures and good placement of the lines in the respect of the thirds. I believe that the image would be nice in B&W, too!Bravo! Annie

Really nice Karen .. nice textures and warm colors on the old barn door.
good job

Weather in BC this summer had been amazing I hope it was good to you This shot shows how beautiful wood can be and you have captured it in all its glory Good job
warm regards
sorry Im out of pints

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-08-31 20:16]

Hi Karen,
A very nice close up with lot of sharp details.

Hi Karen,
Great work! The crop works very well, love the varying textures and tones from the old wood. This sort of reminds me of the Union Jack on the flag! :). Well seen.


Wonderful work my friend!Nice old door.Well done!

Hi Karen,
We do meet again..)))
There is a lot of things, I like in that photo.
First the composition, symetrical lines then the handles surrounded by those two other, L shape pieces of wood, forming the lock, and create that half square in the middle of the image. Yet it follow that "rule of third" the vertical space between the two doors add depht to the image.
As exposure it's fine, but I find it a bit too bright. The way I see it, it's a high contrast light situation. When I look at the shadow areas (excluding the vertical space between the two doors), the tones of the wood in those areas, are dark to start with, so you should be able to see faint details. At this contrast, the color of the wood should be 3 stop under. But hey we're not going to split hair in two, it's pretty close...just a little bright..)))) I don't find that the white matt help either. It's too contrasty, and don't work to bring out the image and compete too much with it. Anyway it's my point of view..))

Color balance is right, you're greys looks good too. I've done a workshop on it, to show you and other view.,,.mine...))) Hope you'll like.

Keep on the nice work, you're doing good.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-09-01 2:30]


génail détial, quel beau graphisme sur cette porte, avec ce bosi doré au soleil, superbe fermenutre avec de trsè belles couelurs et rendu.

Bravoe t amitié


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-09-01 3:52]

Hi Karen

It looks like an abstract textural version of the Union Jack! Good sharpness, light contrasts & framing. Tfs!

Love the light and textures here Karen! Nice color, good lighting as you got full sun on it!! Nice work!

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  • starky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 320 W: 2 N: 40] (2945)
  • [2009-09-02 12:15]

Beautiful color and great idea.
Best regaeds, Bosko.

Hello Karen,

A holiday always makes you feel better!
Welcome back!
When I started posting on this site, I would have seen this shot as quite boring but, as a sign of my development, I now appreciate the close-up of textures, the patterns of natural materials and wonderful nuances of colour and tone. Not only does your shot show all these things, it is well composed, too!

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Hi Karen...nice composition with great textures and tones.


Bonjour Karen,

belle qualité graphique sur cette composition d'un excellent piqué.
Bien vu

Hi Karen,
Nice composition, patterns and the diagonal lines.
Colors and lighting are great.
Interesting presentation.

see this shot :

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-09-17 15:48]

HI Karen
The light really enhanced the wood texture and patterns.
Almost looking like the British flag. you had a good eye for details.

Hello Karen! Perfect details, good contrast and sharpness, nice light and bright. Very interesting texture. Original macro. Well done!

Hi Karen
Narvellous detail in the old wood and nicely composed.
Well done.

Hi Karen,
Without doubt, the best barn door photo ever!

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