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A Door Knob

Post by minniev » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:15 am

I know this may be a bust but I'm having fun shooting detail stuff in and out of my old house. Maybe if I do it enough I'll get better at it. Any suggestions for door knob photography appreciated. I shot some angled and profiled, but liked the front shot the best. (I did warn you all about this in my post from this week's 52 project).
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:46 am

such a beautiful subject, I wanted it to be spooky and elegant too.
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I like the POV you captured it with, another alternative is to give it long shadows and work the shadow of the knob on the doorway into the composition.

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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:07 pm

an interesting image minniev...while I'm no door knob expert I think I would like to see more depth in the knob itself, for me it seems a touch washed out maybe because of the whitish glare..

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Post by minniev » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:25 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:46 am
such a beautiful subject, I wanted it to be spooky and elegant too.

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I like the POV you captured it with, another alternative is to give it long shadows and work the shadow of the knob on the doorway into the composition.
Great alternative, thank you!

I'll experiment with the shadow idea next visit, I haven't tried that. It's a French door so there is a companion, and a window nearby with western light, so there's more things I haven't tried...
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Post by minniev » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:27 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:07 pm
an interesting image minniev...while I'm no door knob expert I think I would like to see more depth in the knob itself, for me it seems a touch washed out maybe because of the whitish glare..
Piet got more detail in his edit. In mine, I deliberately amped up the whites to make the thing glow, sacrificing detail. I like Piet's version and will explore that more from other angles too.

Get ready to be a doorknob consultant, I have a whole collection of them I've got on old houses of all descriptions and in all states of repair/disrepair, and now I have a collection of my own I can photograph whenever I want: iron doorknobs, wooden doorknobs, glass doorknobs, porcelain doorknobs...
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:21 pm

and keys in the old lock (if you have them could be interesting

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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:48 pm

I'm reminded of the photograph by Ruth Bernhard.
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Post by minniev » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:12 am

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:48 pm
I'm reminded of the photograph by Ruth Bernhard.
Thanks for sharing this Ernst! Hers is much more dynamic than mine. I've long been attracted to door knobs and handles, old hardware, all manner of old junk. Now I live in it at least a few days a week and I'm exploring it with camera. The clear ones are my favorites, but I have porcelain, fancy metal, and others to experiment with.
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