Professional photography by Torin Halsey

Peeling Paint Doors

Peeling Paint Doors  Peeling Paint Doors

Well, Teri and I took a little road trip down to Marble Falls, TX last weekend and had a really good time reconnecting with some old friends of ours. The area is very pretty and has a number of antique shops and second hand stores. We were wandering around looking at a lot of old things and found several salvaged doors, gates and pieces of wrought iron behind one of the shops.

We all agreed they were pretty cool looking and I knew immediately I would be making a photo or two. Doors are kinda my thing. Now, I realize I’m not the first photographer to focus on doors as a subject, but I have quite a collection in my files. I include old windows and refer to them collectively as “Portals”.  You can see more of them under the Art Photography tab on this website.

Anyway, I came away with several satisfying shots and will include 2 or 3 of them in my next exhibit, I’m sure. This photo is a detail shot of a section of the doors that include a couple of rusty old latches. I love the character in the light blue paint and how it splits and cracks in so many directions. Then, there is the odd purple color on the lower panels and the first grader technique used that doesn’t quite stay within the lines.

I used a Nikon D3s with a 24-70mm lens around 55 mm at f 5.6.


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