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Here it is my last week of my Project 52. I thought I’d end with some doors that I have wanted to post since making the images, but there have been issues that have caused me to put them in a “failed” Door image folder. What issues you may be wondering? Poles, wires, people, and other stuff that obstruct or mar the door image I hoped to make. The bane of most photographers everywhere.
thought hoped I might be able to “content aware” this man out of this image I made while at Legoland earlier this year. Not happening with my meager Photoshop skill set. I would also need to add some canvas at the top to give the flag pole more space. That I can do!
So, I moved a bit closer and photographed the door. Then I had lens flare. I could just crop that out later. (rolling eyes) I really wanted to show both the door and the whole building which I thought was pretty neat. I just wanted to show sans people. BTW: It’s one of the places you can buy something eat in Legoland.
Why not just wait until it’s clear of people you might ask? I waited several minutes, but #1 Grandson. 🙂 The reflection in the door’s window is kinda nice. I should have just gone for that. Door Fail!
While birding in northeastern California’s Pacific Flyway I spotted a church steeple while driving on the freeway and asked my friend if we could take a side trip to check it out because, Thursday Doors!
The church is Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maxwell, CA. Here’s the original image.
It’s crooked, and there are both poles and wires in front and across it! I really wanted that cool partial reflection of the bell tower too. I thought I’d try again to “content aware” out the pole and wires.
Always hopeful…but after straightening the horizon, removing the wires, and trying OH. SO. MANY. TIMES. to clone out the pole on the left side of the building I gave up and filed the image in the “failed doors” folder. I should have just stuck with the reflections. Again.
For the History Buffs: Here’s a bit of history I found on the church’s website:
“Father Michael Wallrath established Sacred Heart Church in Maxwell as a mission in 1881. In 1911, Sacred Heart became a parish with missions in Williams (Church of the Annunciation, founded in 1892), in Stonyford (St. Mary of the Mountain, founded in 1896, and Arbuckle (Holy Cross, founded in 1899).
In 1917, a new church was built on its present day location at the corner of Elm and Olive Street in Maxwell.
Sacred Heart Parish has families consisting of two major ethic groups (English and Spanish speaking).”http://sacredheart-maxwell.org/our-beginings
Here are the Doors closer up.
This final door…I didn’t even think about cloning out the people. I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it after my failures with the top two images. I wish we had more time to shop in this store not to mention stand around waiting for a clear shot of the door. 🙂 Century 21 Department store… formerly River Savings Bank East. I haven’t done any research on this door or building’s history, but the door is so unique and TALL! I do like the sense of scale the people add to the image.
This wraps up my Project 52 of Thursday Doors, but I’ll still be posting doors in the year to come. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the theme, meeting new bloggers, and consider several friends now. Thank you Norm for hosting this fun, addicting, and often times interesting subject.
Until the next “doorscursion” have a wonderful, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Nikon Df| Nikkor 17-35mm| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2017
More to come…