These old doors were found in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but they could have been found in some other exotic place – many are imported for use in the adobe homes in Santa Fe. I loved how the softened hues of paint created a texture on the whole door, and the patina on the brass lock added to the feeling of antiquity. I positioned myself to frame the ‘seam’ of where the doors joined off-center, to keep the picture more dynamic, and used the bolt/lock to tie the two parts together.

This image was processed minimally in Lightroom and then worked on in Nik’s Viveza to bring up the rich greens and the detail of the textures, using control points on the image.

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