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This week’s door is from my NYC trip in mid May.  I spotted this door while in Lower Manhattan.

I love shade this shade of green. Green is my favorite color. Weathered olive and sap greens are my FAVORITES! This green door with paneling all around the interior of the entryway, the red brick, and black iron handrails were a home run for me. 🙂

The door isn’t level though, and it’s driving me a bit nuts. I spent 10 minutes trying to get it level, but no joy. Hopefully it won’t bother you as much as it bugs me.  Through the years the building must have settled and shifted.

N°101 Lower Manhattan

Nikon Df| Nikkor 28-105mm| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2015.5| Hand-held

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40 Comments

  1. it is interesting how a photo can capture the warping of a building that we don’t notice with the naked eye. There have been times when I wondered how I held the camera to have distorted the lines, only to realize it was the building itself. The shade of green goes perfectly with the style of door. Even though it is in NYC, it reminds me of British imperial days.

    • Thank you for the thoughts and comment!

      This building may close to that age for all I know. 🙂 It is amazing how much of the little details I miss when making an image only to see them once the image is on my big monitor at home!
      I do love that shade of green.

  2. I totally agree, that is a terrific color for a door – nice find 🙂

  3. I love those washed out greens too. Lots of that color in my house. Green is so comforting. This is a classic beauty. I didn’t notice the crooked, but now I see I don’t even think the bricks are straight. I love the crooked things, too, though, so yes, still a beauty! 🙂

  4. Beautiful doorway to something…. Funny the little details bother us!

    Peta

    • Thank you! I think it’s a residence.

      I probably wouldn’t have noticed it either if I didn’t have the image up close and personal to work with in Photoshop, and I like my horizon and architectural lines straight. 🙂

  5. The door looks pretty level to me, the brickwork is a bit slanted, though. Ha ha, only joking, I’m just giving you something else to drive you nuts. 😉 I love that colour green, too.

  6. Its being not level is what makes it unique! I love it. 😉

  7. An interesting find, I like the colour of it surrounded by the brick.

  8. A really cool door and unique! nice green Deborah!

  9. I love the little shelter, so you won’t get wet while you fumble for your key in the rain!

    • Me too. Thanks for looking and for the comment Marian!

      Let me know if the movie lives up to the book. They seldom do, but one can hope! 🙂

  10. That shade of green is fantastic with brick, isn’t it? I find the slight crookedness of the door in charming contrast to the formality, but I imagine the people who must deal with it daily might feel differently! It is a great photo, though. Since following you I have experimented with things like doors and it really isn’t an easy thing to do well!

    • Thank you so much Melissa! How interesting to read that you’ve been experimenting with doors! I’m so excited. Perhaps one day I’ll see you post a lovely door framed in meadow, or along a pond, or lake that you painted!

  11. Glad you linked (didn’t see you, and didn’t go back in the afternoon). Like this shade of green too (I would call this sage green). To paint, my favorite green is terre verte and forest green. Also, always have olive green on hand, because when mising it with lemon yellow, it gives a beautiful yellow green. Can you tell … I’ve been painting …
    Now if you wouldn’t have said anything about it being slightly off,a few may not have noticed:)
    Are you doing okay?

    • Sage green is a good name for this green! Yes, I can tell you’ve been mixing colors!

      I’ve been playing with more earthly tones this week as well, but more along the color of adobe and clay.

      I’m doing great! I hope you are too.

      No houses have come up that we’re wanting to drive 8 hours round trip to see. We’re just waiting for the right house.

      Hope you have a wonderful week-end!

  12. Green is my favorite color as well, Deborah, and this particular hue? tint? is lovely.

    janet

    • Thank you Janet! It’s nice to find another person whose favorite color is Green! There aren’t as many of us as I would have thought.

      Have a wonderful week-end!

  13. Either you found a gorgeous door or your photography skills are fantastic! I think the truthful answer is, “both”! 😉

  14. That’s a truly handsome door with a lovely soft green. You don’t see many doors that shade but I really like it. 🙂

  15. Hey, if it doesn’t bother the owner… This is a great photo. I envy your ability to get such a consistently lit photo of a door that is set back in its entrance so far. I find that very difficult to do if I include any of the surrounding building. The door is beautiful. I’m not a big fan of green, but it’s a very good color for this door.

    • Thank you so much Dan for the compliment! I appreciate it very much. Made my day actually. 🙂

      What I do to bring out the details on inset/recessed doors is to over expose a tick or two. Usually no more than 1 stop them bring back the shadows and details in the building in Adobe Camera RAW or Lightroom using the adjustment brush.

      If you’re shooting the whole building and the door is in the recess or shaded it gets a bit tricky but it’s doable. I didn’t shoot the entire building this time. If your camera has a bracketing feature use that then work with the best frame in post to bring out both the highlights and shadows quite often you won’t have to blend frames.

      Shoot in RAW if your camera has that feature to collect all the data possible.
      Give it a try then use your editing software to get the lights and shadows how you saw them. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions.

      • Thanks Deborah. I’m not sure about RAW but I’ll check. My daughter has made similar suggestions. Your photos are always very good. I end up making some adjustments, but I struggled with the doors in these recent buildings.

  16. Haha, I can see why it bothered you! Love the entrance way!

  17. It’s a lovely entrance way and until you mentioned it, I wouldn’t have noticed the door wasn’t level. That IS the problem … the door actually isn’t level!!

    • Thanks Joanne! I thought I shot it crooked, but once in my editing software trying to get it level and looking at it close up instead of my viewfinder it became clear the door is not level.
      I wonder how old the door and building are? I’ll probably never know.

  18. Hihih, I’m complaining about this levelling this week too. How many non-parallel lines can it be in one door photo?? Your photo is beautiful though, and if you didn’t bring it up I wouldn’t notice any flaws.

    • You said, “How many non-parallel lines can it be in one door photo?? ” I know, right!

      I tried leveling this image this way and that, vertical, horizontal…it wasn’t working.

      Italy, and Slovenia are a lot older than NYC I’ve no doubt there’s been shifting and settling there causing doors to wonky. 🙂
      I’m glad you “get it.” 🙂


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