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This is still one of my favourite photos. Partly the composition and partly the subject matter.

Forgotten door
Forgotten Door – Matt Preston

I rarely walk past this door as it’s very hidden out of the way in an uninviting area of town. In fact hardly anyone would go there.  The door would lead underneath roads and buildings so what it’s actually for I don’t know. Nor do I ever want to know. It’s the non-descript nature of this door that draws me to it.

Rusting, unmaintained, unloved, does anyone still use it? Where does it go? Maybe it hasn’t been used for a hundred years (its possible). Why is it painted bright red!?

The darkening of the edges of the image help spotlight the door, making it all the more magical. Funny how such a flat, 2 dimensional object can create so many questions.

As ever your thoughts and comments are welcome.

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2 Comments

  1. EXCELLENT! Beautiful central composition, very nice shot!

  2. Great from several reasons.
    First – The texture. If feels almost like you can reach and feel the rust of that door.
    The colors, with that bright red, as if this door used makeup to try to cover it’s “ugliness”
    And the fact that if not the color, the door looks so hidden, so built in to the wall..
    Nice!


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