Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Green Door

Nikon D700, 28-70mm 2.8 lens at f4.8, 1/180th, 
ISO 400, -.5 exposure compensation

Shot recently in Bertram, Texas.  I have just realized how many towns I go through in the hill country that start with the letter B --- Brenham, Burton, Bertram, Burnet...try saying that quickly 3 times in a row. The front of this building has stenciling that identifies it as once having been a mohair factory but now has an architect's sign and information which ruined the shot for me.  This door is at the back and had soft light falling on it from an overcast day.

update: Here is a shot from an angle to the back of the building.  You can see a dirt drive that runs along the back, and I stood in the side yard of a house to take the straight on shot.  This shot was taken the day before, on a sunny day, and the quality of light is definitely different.



  1. I love the color and textures in the wall and door. I can't help but wonder if I would like to see some foreground leading up to the door, maybe at an angle similar to where it takes my eye into the photo. Just thinking out loud.

  2. I see why you took the angle you did in the first shot. The road in front of the door didn't lend itself to beating a path to the door. More like a path in front of the door.