Project #365 Day 185 – Redo: Doorknob

front door, Sri Lanka

Redo. 1/10 sec at f/5.6, 85mm focal length, ISO 3200, no flash.

I posted a photograph of the doorknob to our front door in a previous post. Gardenwife commented that she was not “crazy about the use of flash, though. It kind of flattens it all.”

The first photograph – above – is a redo with no use of flash. The following photograph is what she was commenting on.

front door, Sri Lanka

Original. 1/60 sec at f/5.6, 105mm focal length, ISO 800, flash.

My question to you, dear readers – how do the two photographs compare in your opinion?

Personally, I’m inclined to agree that the photo needed a redo, and I like the second better. I photographed it under better lighting conditions – earlier in the day, more sunlight coming into the house.

Unfortunately, I can not compare the originals of both photos since the original .nef file from the original photowas lost in the Great Apple Fiasco of 2010, which is a much longer story. All I have left of that photo is the finished version.

So. What do you think?

Author: LMAshton

5 thoughts on “Project #365 Day 185 – Redo: Doorknob

  1. Definitely the redo. The first one is too dark to really show off the detail present in your hardware/door. I am starting to learn/play with the ISO and lighting challenges, fun stuff…

  2. Nedra, thanks for commenting. I completely agree with your assessment. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good for you for playing around with the camera. It takes a while to get a handle on everything, and it can be a lot of fun to do it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m still figuring out my camera. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Again the ‘Redo’ is better than the first. Now you are telling a story of the door, scratch of keys, color of the wood & frames. As my mentor was telling ‘Photograph without a story is just a shot’
    Krishna mohan

  4. Krishna, thanks for commenting. I love your phrase โ€œphotograph without a story is just a shot.โ€ Iโ€™ll remember that. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Like it much better than the first. The only thing I would do (and it’s just me and what I like photos to look like!) is go to an editing program and bump the contrast a teenshy bit. But that’s strictly a personal thing, doesn’t have anything to do with technique.

    I LOVE the knob. But is it really a knob? Dunno. Whatever it is, it’s purdy!

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