Images & Observations

The Chapel Doors

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 18mm ISO 640 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, CEP3; PSCS5

Just beyond the cornerstone is this colonnade that leads to the chapel doors of the First Congregational Church in Riverside, California.  It can get quite warm in Riverside and this passageway gives me a sense of the coolness that can be found in its shelter, and within the stone church building.  I purposely darkened the walls an columns and emphasized the warmth of the two sets of doors, and then also added blur to defocus on the sunny landscape just outside of the scene.  I really like the overhead beams and the doors in this scene combined with the perspective and selective focus.


5 responses

  1. You really rocked this with the shadows and the focus. Well done.

    September 15, 2011 at 8:56 AM

  2. What a nice compliment, thanks Mark.

    September 15, 2011 at 9:55 AM

  3. oneowner

    The eye is drawn to those doors, a point you no doubt knew would happen with this photo. Well done!

    September 15, 2011 at 1:56 PM

  4. wow! that’s a lovey shot – so much mood and wonderful composition!

    September 17, 2011 at 7:08 AM

  5. Thanks, Sheila, I feel that if I had processed this one right after I took it (last May) it would not have turned out as well as it has now. I can see my post processing skills improving over time.

    September 19, 2011 at 10:22 AM

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