Beautifully Unobtainable – 2
This photo is another in my series of close-ups of gates with a blurred background (see earlier post here). I took this last week on my walk up Canyon Road, which is the primary art district here in Santa Fe. It really is a wonderful area, filled with old homes, now mostly used as art galleries, and sculptures and art everywhere. I find something new to like every time I walk up that way.
In this photo, the iron work was part of an entrance gate to a yard. In processing the raw image, I desaturated the color, as I found the original blue of the door to be too distracting, and I wanted to pare down the iron to just its shape and texture. A builder recently told me that iron work always looks better in black and white, and here, I think he was right. Also, there was no cropping or straightening in this photo, which kind of amazes me, as I was hand holding my camera and I think I got everything pretty much equal on all sides. Not exactly of course, as the iron work was done by hand, so nothing is perfect, which in itself is utterly perfect. (:
I took the photo with my 105mm macro lens at f/3.0.
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