Best get the confession over with! Doors and windows are a constant theme for a book cover photographer – the more bashed up with peeling paint the better.
This one’s had quite a bit of post processing – but I can’t remember what it was.. Probably just levels and ‘diffuse glow’.
Sometimes a natural line can draw the eye to the subject – some daffodils in this case, and the door can be out of focus. This was shot on a Sony R1.
With ‘diffuse glow’ again in Photoshop and an abstract composition they can even sneak in from the edge. Shot on a Canon G9 and definitely in the category of ‘not sure why I like this’.
Or maybe even a Lensbaby might do the trick!
I don’t know what the blue light source was on the other side of this door but it was unusual. Canon 60D.
Sometimes a few leaves can do the trick…
This door has everything a cover photographer wants in one shot! Peeling paint, rust, cracks – the lot! Canon 60D.
Finally an overgrown one! This was an abandoned Methodist chapel and I’m sorry to admit that I took this from the car – it was freezing! Canon 60D.
As always these shots are taken for the book cover market, and all comments, critiques and questions are welcome.
Thanks for looking – hope you like them and they give you some creative ideas for your photography.