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Rusty doors
Posted By: Fritz, 11-25-2007, 11:16 PM

Well, just like the title says here are some pictures of some rusty doors. I took these shots at Fort Stevens, Battery Smur. This battery was put into service in 1902, and was taken out of service in 1920. So I guess it's just been rusting ever since. My family enjoys camping at Fort Stevens, and my kids absolutely love running around in these old batteries.

To tell the truth, I'm not really sure why I'm posting these. The subject matter seems a little boring. But, I kinda like them. Let me know what you think, if you would like. Comments are appreciated.





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11-26-2007, 12:06 AM   #2
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I like rusty objects Fritz, there's just something about the colors, texture and often the holes in it.

The second pic is my favorite.
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I liked the third one most. Perhaps, you might consider making the left border of the rusty door strictly parallel to the image border.
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Hi Fritz,

Like Stu, I like rusty objects when done well. These are nicely done. #2 being the best of the door shots while #4 is grapphically very interesting. Kinda' looks like an "un-fun" place to hang out.


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Thanks for the comments. I'm glad I'm not the only one that finds rusty stuff interesting.

I attempted to straighten the 3rd one several different ways, but it didn't want to cooperate. If I rotate the left edge, then the top isn't straight. I could try stretching the lower edge a bit, that would probably work. I almost didn't include that image in this series because of that crooked edge.
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So I straightened #3, and added a shot of the location to give some perspective of where I was at.

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Hey Fritz

Love the last shot. It has an ominous feeling to it. It's as if something sinister lies beyond that open door. You know... I had really bad vibes there. I can't put my finger on it but my wife also felt a bit spooked. It's as though she (and I) couldn't wait to get out of there. We didn't stay longer than half an hour. Oh... we'll return but your image brought back those feelings.

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