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Runmonty
01-01-2017, 03:22 AM
There hasn't been a challenge for a while, so I thought I would kick off 2017 with a challenge to all members.

The challenge is to post one only photo of a door each week. For those of you that have been around the forum for a while, yes this is inspired by my http://www.photography.ca/Forums/general-photography/19778-windows-project.html

To encourage us to get out and shoot, it would be ideal if the photo was taken the week it is posted, but if you are unable to take a photo of a door that week, don't get too fussed, just choose another you have taken for this project.

The photo may have the door as the main subject or may be incidental to the main subject matter. It may be the whole door, or a detail within the door. It may be post-processed a little or lot. Be as creative as you like. The only rule is that it must include a door of some description.

If you don't see this thread immediately, don't worry, feel free to join in at any time.

OK - Who will join me?

Runmonty
01-01-2017, 03:26 AM
OK - here is one to kick things off

https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/361/31872661722_3ae05ba335_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QytHUo)red door (https://flic.kr/p/QytHUo) by Dwayne (https://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

Marko
01-01-2017, 10:11 PM
I quite like this and will try to keep a mental note!!
Cool pic to start this off RM!

theantiquetiger
01-02-2017, 05:45 PM
Not shot today, but last week in New Orleans. I had originally passed on post processing it because it lacks interest

https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/738/31944395681_02c76dfc7f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QEPnUM)door (https://flic.kr/p/QEPnUM) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

mbrager
01-02-2017, 06:49 PM
Come to think of it, I was wondering why I took this shot, so didn't process it until AT jogged my memory. Strange coincidences. Kodak TMax 400 film on a Canon EOS 10s using a Canon 35 mm F/2 lens. Developed in XTOL stock.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/268/31221561924_60b4802c01_b.jpg

Runmonty
01-03-2017, 02:09 AM
Great start guys

Really like the shallow DOF and colour in yours AT

MB - I do admire your commitment to film. This subject suits it well.

Iguanasan
01-05-2017, 01:27 PM
This sounds like fun... I might actually join in! :D

plugsnpixels
01-05-2017, 03:19 PM
A doorway of stairs!

Shot yesterday, post-processed today.

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Marko
01-05-2017, 04:03 PM
very cool plugsnpixels.

plugsnpixels
01-05-2017, 04:22 PM
Thanks Marko! I'm learning lately that artsy is hit-or-miss... Would make a good discussion.

Runmonty
01-05-2017, 05:01 PM
Welcome on board Plugsnpixels - both to the challenge and also to the forum. That is great start. I look forward to seeing more of your photos.

plugsnpixels
01-05-2017, 05:32 PM
Thanks Runmonty! I discovered Photography.ca the other day and added it to my list of favorite forums on my website.

I'll try to come around regularly and share my work.

Runmonty
01-05-2017, 05:37 PM
Thanks Runmonty! I discovered Photography.ca the other day and added it to my list of favorite forums on my website.

I'll try to come around regularly and share my work.

Please do. It isn't the largest forum on the web, but is in my opinion the best and friendliest by far. There are photographers of all levels and abilities who are always willing to help.

plugsnpixels
01-05-2017, 05:57 PM
OK, you've inspired me to pp another shot from yesterday, in which there is a doorway visible. Barely!

This was a bit of a grab shot as I walked by, since I didn't want to upset the dog walkers by aiming a camera at them.

Nevertheless, I still like the overall composition, and the dog walkers balance each other out.

Location: Claremont Colleges, Claremont CA. My wife was recently watching the Gilmour Girls on Netflix and when they visited "Yale", it was filmed on this lawn.

I was shooting from Stover Walk (top to bottom of the satellite view) with the Little Bridges auditorium in the background.

Glad I got out yesterday; it's raining today.

Runmonty
01-07-2017, 11:43 PM
week 2

https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/650/32176841205_dc3f94543c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/R2mHSe)door 2 (https://flic.kr/p/R2mHSe) by Dwayne (https://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

plugsnpixels
01-08-2017, 12:37 AM
Do you have to open that door or can you dive right in?

That's a great shot.

Marko
01-08-2017, 10:30 AM
Thanks Marko! I'm learning lately that artsy is hit-or-miss... Would make a good discussion. might also make a good podcast....hmmmm

For me.... 'artsy' or rather Good artsy - is not hit or miss....it's the product of practise. Practise/study more....and you'll get artsier photos that aren't crap. :)
The same rule applies to regular photography as well. When too much post-processing happens it's not a photo for me anymore, it's mixed media. Your shot 2 falls into this category for me. (JMO though)

Marko
01-08-2017, 10:34 AM
awesome shot RM!

Iguanasan
01-08-2017, 01:37 PM
Caught this one the way to work the other day.

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Runmonty
01-08-2017, 02:49 PM
welcome on board Iggy - Nice one

plugsnpixels
01-08-2017, 03:01 PM
While keeping Marko's comments in mind (controlling post processing so as not to cross into mixed media territory), here are a couple more doors.

The first I chose to render in B&W to accentuate the strong shadows. The second (from a Rose Parade float) is only minimally processed to balance it out.

Runmonty
01-08-2017, 04:44 PM
Both nice shots and interesting doors Plugsn

Just an observation and I dont want to be too draconian here, but the idea is to post one only photo a week. My thinking behind this is to build discipline in editing. By editing I dont mean processing the photos, but rather the self critiquing, identification and selection of photos. It is surprising how hard this can be. A while ago I identified this as a major theme of Ibarionex Perello from "A Candid Frame", and since then I have tried to improve this myself. IMO it is a valuable skill to actively learn.

Having said that, you do what you want here. I really dont want to be a "photo Nazi" - you do what works for you :)

plugsnpixels
01-08-2017, 05:35 PM
Thanks Runmointy, no problem. I just wanted to get back on course using Marko's advice.

I will "shut the door" now... ;-)

Iguanasan
01-09-2017, 02:29 PM
Thanks. Kinda dark and dismal to start... not a great day for photography but I try to make the best with what I got. :D

Runmonty
01-16-2017, 03:31 AM
I didnt manage to get a new door this week, so here is a left over from the previous week.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/477/32341610365_b0f3ebb82b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RgVcZP)door 3 (https://flic.kr/p/RgVcZP) by Dwayne (https://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

Iguanasan
01-19-2017, 10:34 PM
Am I a week behind? Time flies so fast.

Not a fascinating door for most, but for me it is the one I walked through 26 years and 6 months ago when I got married. :D

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Runmonty
01-20-2017, 03:30 AM
Not a fascinating door for most, but for me it is the one I walked through 26 years and 6 months ago when I got married. :D



That will teach you for not reading the sign by the door :laughing:

Barefoot
01-20-2017, 10:53 PM
That will teach you for not reading the sign by the door :laughing:

Funny guy.

Iguanasan
01-22-2017, 02:28 PM
Lol!!!


that will teach you for not reading the sign by the door :laughing:

Barefoot
01-22-2017, 07:48 PM
http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy94/CircleOfConfussion/Soul%20Bar_zpsvpfrotle.jpg (http://s781.photobucket.com/user/CircleOfConfussion/media/Soul%20Bar_zpsvpfrotle.jpg.html)

The Soul Bar. Best little "hole in the wall" bar in Augusta. Dollar tall boys (16oz PBR's) from 4-7pm.

mbrager
01-22-2017, 11:04 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/417/32433149326_7e56d771da_b.jpg

Runmonty
01-23-2017, 03:09 AM
Nice one Barefoot. Looks like a lot of character there

MB the link to your seems to be broken.

This is one of the Adelaide Town Hall during the Tour Down Under cycling race. I promise there are a couple of doors in there.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/729/32436366486_ca3e2d9989_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RqhRG3)doors (https://flic.kr/p/RqhRG3) by Dwayne (https://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

mbrager
01-23-2017, 08:41 PM
RM, really liking your bike shots in both threads. I can see my photo now, but there was a glitch when I uploaded it so I hope that is fixed now.

Runmonty
01-23-2017, 10:49 PM
RM, really liking your bike shots in both threads. I can see my photo now, but there was a glitch when I uploaded it so I hope that is fixed now.

Thanks MB. Yours still isnt showing for me????

asnow
01-24-2017, 01:37 PM
Here's my contribution this week

Runmonty
01-25-2017, 05:56 AM
cool doors asnow - welcome to the thread :)

theantiquetiger
01-28-2017, 02:28 AM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/679/32442200381_30c41fe389_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RqNKUr)door (https://flic.kr/p/RqNKUr) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

theantiquetiger
01-28-2017, 09:23 AM
A couple more from last night (New Orleans)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/654/31757668733_646071c171_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QojmuD)door2 (https://flic.kr/p/QojmuD) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/667/32416791572_129ebe5ca8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RoywKw)door3 (https://flic.kr/p/RoywKw) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

mbrager
01-31-2017, 12:08 AM
Kodak Tri-X 400, Canon 35 mm F/2

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/510/32498972851_eb18327db8_b.jpg

Runmonty
01-31-2017, 03:17 AM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/355/32583956226_f2bbbb6b13_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RDkhYJ)door (https://flic.kr/p/RDkhYJ) by Dwayne (https://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

mbrager
02-08-2017, 12:19 AM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/658/32457384102_1779a55c07_b.jpg

mbrager
02-16-2017, 07:12 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/705/32610920425_bbed5ecc26_b.jpg

mbrager
02-25-2017, 01:04 PM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/603/31767177754_fab02c5a20_b.jpg

Runmonty
02-25-2017, 06:58 PM
well done Mbrager for keeping this thread alive, when it has tapered off over the past few weeks. Some interesting doors there. Love the reflection post #42.

I suspect this thread has run its course now, but if MB you wish to continue or if anyone sees an interesting door, I would still love to see it here.

Thanks to those that have participated

plugsnpixels
02-25-2017, 07:35 PM
OK, let's keep it going!

Here's one of my favorite doorway shots, treated with a slight grunge effect. I love the old worn sign.

And here's how the door looks now, from Google street views. Blah.

mbrager
02-25-2017, 07:40 PM
well done Mbrager for keeping this thread alive, when it has tapered off over the past few weeks. Some interesting doors there. Love the reflection post #42.

I suspect this thread has run its course now, but if MB you wish to continue or if anyone sees an interesting door, I would still love to see it here.

Thanks to those that have participated

I found it an interesting challenge that somehow got in my head each time I was out shooting for the past few weeks. Time to let it go I guess. Thanks for suggesting it.

plugsnpixels
02-25-2017, 08:27 PM
It's a door to other things, ha!

theantiquetiger
02-25-2017, 11:28 PM
well done Mbrager for keeping this thread alive, when it has tapered off over the past few weeks. Some interesting doors there. Love the reflection post #42.

I suspect this thread has run its course now, but if MB you wish to continue or if anyone sees an interesting door, I would still love to see it here.

Thanks to those that have participated

It hasn't run its course, it will have it's ups and downs, just like the site.

plugsnpixels
02-26-2017, 12:08 AM
When one door closes another opens...!

theantiquetiger
04-23-2017, 08:40 AM
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2932/34039197232_888f5686d0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TRVMqU)neworleans4-21-9 (https://flic.kr/p/TRVMqU) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

Marko
07-22-2017, 09:38 PM
Finally adding to this super-fun thread.

theantiquetiger
07-27-2017, 10:43 PM
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4299/36171144256_8fc776b709_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X7jz1d)newmexico14 (https://flic.kr/p/X7jz1d) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

Runmonty
07-28-2017, 12:18 AM
Great additions gentlemen. Thanks for keeping this alive

super framing AT

Marko
07-28-2017, 01:42 AM
I agree - cool framing AT!

Runmonty
08-15-2017, 07:51 AM
A few doors from AC DC Lane in Melbourne

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