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The Red Door



One of the most fascinating things I find about Italy is the seemingly never-ending
beautiful doors. Since red is my favorite color I just couldn't pass ...
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One of the most fascinating things I find about Italy is the seemingly never-ending
beautiful doors. Since red is my favorite color I just couldn't pass this one up. Taken in a hilltop town in Tuscany.
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Winner in RED COLOR IN URBAN ARCHITECTURE Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Feature something in Red Photo Challenge
People's Choice in RED Photo Challenge
Superb Composition
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Peer Award
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Top Choice
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Outstanding Creativity
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Magnificent Capture
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Superior Skill
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All Star
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Love it
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Genius
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Top ClassTM

Red Color Photo Contest Speed SeriesTop 30 class
It Is Red Photo ContestTop 10 class
Old Structures Photo ContestTop 10 class
Old Structures Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Doors Photo ContestTop 10 class
Discover Europe Photo ContestTop 10 class
Discover Europe Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Urban Textures Photo ContestTop 10 class
Urban Textures Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Extraordinary In The Ordinary Photo ContestTop 10 class

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Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life July 27, 2015
Havin' inbox issues.. can see my messages.. and go to click on them and they're not there! I have to go to your page and start a NEW message. Three others are havin' this issue too.. darn VB !! I hope it's fixed soon, so forgive me! ❤

I'm LOVIN' this, girlie !!! the textures, and the character!! :):)
I love red.. but did you find me a BLUE one?! hehehe ❤
mcampi PRO
 
mcampi July 27, 2015
Wow-O-Zow-O you nailed this one.Right on the mark. Great color and wild old door. If it could only talk Ha. Italy??
Mark
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 July 27, 2015
Gorgeous Nina!!! I LOVE this!!! The colors, textures, POV, comp and details are perfect!!! :)
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 July 27, 2015
Gorgeous Nina!!! I LOVE this!!! The colors, textures, POV, comp and details are perfect!!! :)
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 July 27, 2015
I can't answer my messages. It keeps saying page doesn't exist.
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 July 27, 2015
Mark & I are having issues, too....come on, VB...fix it !!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 July 29, 2015
this is gorgeous...and I LOOOVE the bench :)
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold July 29, 2015
wonderful capture!!
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman July 29, 2015
Stunning clarity and colors.....love this
Fauxtographer
 
Fauxtographer July 31, 2015
Beautiful!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer August 01, 2015
art from the ordinary
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 01, 2015
Beautiful, that's true here in Italy still you will find this kind of doors, brava Nina !
julierikerdant
 
julierikerdant August 02, 2015
Nina, I absolutely love that door and the way you have presented it! You have managed to make those snake plants look as if they are writhing and dancing in their clay pots! Perfect light and saturation!! WELL done!
Flosno
 
Flosno August 03, 2015
Gorgeous....love it....has to be Italy!!!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo August 06, 2015
Stunning work!
bethany66
 
bethany66 August 08, 2015
I love the angle in which you shot this, not the straight on shot I probably would have done! Lovely image:)
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 August 16, 2015
superb !!!!
jeffswanson
 
jeffswanson September 14, 2015
Great capture. This is awesome.
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 October 02, 2015
Great eye you have! Well composed!
sharlenescarboroughdodds PRO+
 
sharlenescarboroughdodds October 07, 2015
WOW FACTOR PLUS SENSATIONAL!
bridgetrendall
 
bridgetrendall December 23, 2015
Love red doors, great composition with the elegance of ruggedness - brilliant
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 10, 2016
Voted Resource Travel Inspiration
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt February 20, 2016
fabulous composition. love the POV and processing!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 21, 2016
Outstanding. voted Discover Europe!
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 01, 2016
I have no words , what a nice capture
Eyeconic
 
Eyeconic November 14, 2016
Ditto to all the other well deserved compliments - this is a excellent shot. Colour, tones, framing - well done
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 09, 2017
This is great, Nina. There's no doubt that it's in a Mediterranean location.
judykarendal PRO
 
judykarendal November 09, 2018
Congratulations! Very creative and beautiful photo!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 09, 2018
Great find and capture. Congrats!
louisebruwer PRO
 
louisebruwer November 09, 2018
Beautiful picture, congrats
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug November 09, 2018
Textures and color are outstanding. Congratulations!
Cintography
 
Cintography November 10, 2018
Congratulations
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer November 10, 2018
Congratulations on your well-deserved People's Choice win in the Feature something in Red Photo Challenge !!
Parallel
 
Parallel Mar 11
Stunning shot, my congratulations!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 Mar 21
I love the color in this image! Congratulations on your award!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in a hilltop town somewhere in Tuscany several years ago.
Time
It was about noon on a bright, sunny day in Italy....
Lighting
I actually didn't give much thought to the lighting when taking this photo because I was more interested in just "snapping" the picture. However, as you can see from the lack of shadows that the sun was high in the sky allowing for less contrast, which in the end made the photo of this bright red door that much more appealing.
Equipment
This photo was taken handheld using an old Kodak P712 zoom camera. It was my introduction to digital cameras!
Inspiration
I became so intrigued with all the beautiful old doors while traveling throughout Italy when I realized that every single one was different. But this red one was my favorite!
Editing
Since this photo was taken on an introductory level digital camera, there wasn't a lot of sophisticated dials or modes. I found it necessary to do some post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop to improve on the clarity and overall mood of the picture.
In my camera bag
Since this photo was taken, I have taken giant leaps forward in my photography and now shoot with a Nikon D750 DSLR. I usually use my Nikkor 28-300mm zoom lens, which I find very versatile, especially while traveling. I also have a macro lens, a Nikkor 24-120mm, and a Nikkor 150-600mm zoom lens. I also always have 2 64gb memory cards in my camera with a spare 32 gb card in my bag. In addition, I always carry the following: a fully charged spare battery and battery charger, UV and polarizing filters for all lenses, a Tiffen variable ND filter, the Cokin filter system, a lightweight carbon fiber tripod with a remote release, and cleaning supplies.
Feedback
While traveling I find that exploring small towns and villages on foot affords a photographer a better chance of capturing different and unexpected things, and not just the iconic landmarks. And the hilltop towns of Tuscany seem to be made to order for this type of adventure.

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