Thursday, August 2, 2012

Church Door

Bonnie's theme for Photo Art Friday this week is "doors". I have tons of photos of doors - but which one to chose?


This one - a little side door to a church in the Norfolk Broads in England, an area I visited many times. Unfortunately this photo turned out slightly blurred (I scanned it from a slide). However, playing around with textures, this wasn't a disadvantage. I love how it looks now, it has this weathered style which is exactly what this part of the church looked like (well, the entire church actually). I also love how the color of the foxglove is repeated in the old stone wall.

The recipe:
- layers adjustment and some sharpening
- Bonnie's texture "etched in stone" blended in linear light at 70% opacity
- hue/saturation adjustment

Photo Art Friday starts tonight - please check it out if you have time. This is also photo # 2 for The August Break.

15 comments:

gina said...

A beautiful door! The colors and textures are so lovely!

Netty said...

Fabulous art work, x

Tito Eric said...

A splendid photograph it turned out!

Cheers ... visiting from Photo Art Friday!

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Jeanne said...

This is a gorgeous door, and am sure it is so old. It is quite lovely how the foxglove picks up on the stonework. Really nice! I just love doors !

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love doors - you chose a great one.
Rinda

momphotographer said...

I think that the picture is beautiful just by itself although the texture adds an extra depth to it! wonderful, artistic work!

Merike said...

The door is so beautiful. I like colors so much. Lovely old feeling :)

Orsolina said...

Gefällt mir, vor allem mit dem Fingerhut davor.

LG Biggi

Lynn said...

the door handle looked like it was crocheted to me!!! ? fun. love the flowers in front of the door too. makes a great composition.

Linda/patchwork said...

This is lovely. Great texture work.

Currie Silver said...

oh I love this so much. I especially enJOY hearing how a "limitation" to the original BEcame a bonus to your presentation here!!

Bonnie said...

What a great piece of digital art. So many people add a blur to their photos ... so why not use our photos that come with a bit of blur?!! Thanks for sharing this piece with Photo Art Friday, Carola.

Ida said...

This is delightful and so charming. Your editing is spot on here.

Laerte Pupo said...

Nice work and lovely door.

Andrea said...

What a gift to be able to stroll past a lovely old church and take a picture that is so stunning by itself and even more with your edits. Everything about this picture is enchanting ...

Andrea @ From The Sol