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Portals in blue

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 15 May 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Door and window at rear of St. Benedict's church, Roker, in Sunderland. Although I would have wished to get the whole of the window frame into the picture I was backed up against a fence.

Three shot hand held burst of RAWS to produce this HDR in Photomatix.

PENTAX K100D 1/30 second F/6.7 ISO 200 28 mm

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Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Nice portals, nice colors.

15 May 2010 5:33am

Krunal from Mumbai, India

i love such shots, great find, great shot.

15 May 2010 7:15am

tleilaxu from Iasi, Romania

awesome colours and the old street mood

15 May 2010 7:42am

David from Gijón, Spain

Amazing colors!

15 May 2010 8:24am

Roger from Bronx, United States

I really like the brick's texture and the blue color of the door. Very nice, Curly!

15 May 2010 8:34am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Lovely photo Curly!

15 May 2010 8:36am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Have to agree about the window top.
Did you try a portrait shot?
Nice treatment.

15 May 2010 10:15am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very vivid colors!

15 May 2010 10:16am

pixator from Iran

Very nice shot and nice color.

15 May 2010 10:36am

Julie from Hillerød, Denmark

I love the brick-texture also, and the colour combination is excellent!

15 May 2010 11:08am

Don Harris from Washington DC, United States


15 May 2010 11:51am

mirela from brighton, United States

marvelous! I wish I could see the entire window! the colors are fantastic!

15 May 2010 12:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous image. The blues with the soft reds of the bricks are wonderful.

15 May 2010 2:32pm

Jacques from Nantes, France

Very nice processing...

15 May 2010 3:42pm

Florence from Paris, France

This stunning blue really pops against the red bricks. Makes a nice combination of color, urban and graphic.

15 May 2010 3:59pm

Melanie from Vancouver, Canada

This shot is so surreal to me its hard to explain. The way the bricks seems to curve into the blue of the door frame and the window; the pattern of the bricks themselves; the vivid color. Very cool!

15 May 2010 4:28pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

Wonderful house capture

15 May 2010 5:17pm

Ralph from Overijssel, Netherlands

Nice compo and colors!

15 May 2010 5:20pm

Majo from Mumbai, India

nice colors

15 May 2010 5:37pm

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

Wow such a nice colors en compo!!

Thanks for your visit and comment.

15 May 2010 6:15pm

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

Beautiful bleu, i like the contrast in textures and color!!

15 May 2010 7:11pm

Pascale from Nevers, France

Un bleu qui ressort bien sur ce mur de briques .Très beau rendu des textures et de jolis contrastes .

15 May 2010 7:18pm

TERESA from Es Castell, Spain

Estos tonos azules me entusiasman. Preciosa foto, Curly! Salut!

15 May 2010 7:20pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Nice blue colours and textures!!!!

15 May 2010 7:48pm

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbes couleurs

Bonne soirée

15 May 2010 8:37pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Nicely done graham......might you have held the camera verticle, and had a different result??

15 May 2010 9:17pm

@Susan: Well...yes....but I'm more comfortable holding the camera steady in the horizontal position, even though the three shot burst only lasts a couple of seconds.

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fabulous find even though pushed against a wall, I like the composition and the accentuation of the blue.

15 May 2010 9:54pm

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Great shot. I am a sucker for doors and this one is fantastic. Nice composition, nice colors, etc... A subject made for HDR.

15 May 2010 11:01pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Really great colors, but I am a bit confused... the door handle is in the middle of the door?

16 May 2010 12:41am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The contrasting colors are gorgeous! Really nice photo.

16 May 2010 12:59am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Marvelllous! I would like knock at the door and have a look inside it!

16 May 2010 1:14am

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Thanks for sharing how you did this! Amazing processing ....your eyes just prance around this photo....what beautiful color and detail!

16 May 2010 1:29am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

interesting textures created by the weathering.

16 May 2010 1:44am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice HDR. I like the blue door.

16 May 2010 3:21am

JD from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

love the detail in the brick work and the flaking paint. cool comp!

16 May 2010 6:37am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I do know what you mean about trying to get a handheld, 3 exposure burst, holding the camera vertically....but I think I would have given it a shot.......might have ended up processing a single image hdr......got one of those yesterday, that worked great !!!

16 May 2010 3:01pm

David from Detroit, United States

Wow. Great color and composition. I really like this one.

17 May 2010 1:06am

Chris from Nantes, France

I must try some HDR one day... The results are always surprising. I'm not always convinced, but I like this one.

17 May 2010 12:11pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

A friend of mine collects images of blue doors from her trips around the world--she would love this bright beauty.

17 May 2010 2:15pm

Karthik from Chennai, India

Love the Blue

18 May 2010 11:54am

"Dutch" from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful color compilation here.

19 May 2010 1:23am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

bien joué.
Nice colors.

25 May 2010 11:19pm

Chris Giovannis from Sydney, Australia

You really bring out the colours!

26 May 2010 7:47am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Perfect...great details and colors and textures..

3 Jun 2010 6:05am

C. Regard Intempor from Paris, France

Luv'it !!!

26 Feb 2012 5:24pm

1/30 second
ISO 200
28 mm