A door knocker found at the front gate of a house in the Chora of Patmos. I thought it was funny to welcome visitors and greet passers by with this weird face. It's fascinating and unique, though.
I converted the picture into black and white because I didn't like the way I had captured the brown colour of the wood and my lighting wasn't good either. The brass took a totally different aspect in the monochrome.
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Noel_Byrne (20694) 2014-03-31 13:10
A brilliant idea to convert to black and white. As well as hiding the color you did not like, it had given such a stark austere look to this most unusual piece of door ornamentation. As soon as I saw this, it remined me of the door knocker in A Christmas Carol. Fantastic detail captured in both the knocker and the texture of the wood.
This is a really eye catching photo.
Best wishes or from Ireland
elenimavrandoni (14231) 2014-03-31 14:34
Ουρανία, αυτα τα ξεχωριστά και ιδιαίτερα στοιχεία ειναι που κάνουν εναν τόπο μοναδικό!
Στοιχεία της παράδοσης και τής ιστορίας, που μιλάνε απο μόνα τους για τήν ύπαρξη τους..
Η Πάτμος ειναι ενα μέρος ιερό για μένα και πολύ διαΦορετικό να επισκεφθεί κανείς..
μια ομορφη λεπτομέρεια απο το ταξίδι σου εκεί!
καλο νάχεις πάντα! και καλό μήνα
pajaran (48349) 2014-03-31 22:29
Dobar tekst o zvekiru, lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazan zvekir i detalji.
Lep ukras na ulaznim vratima.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
A good article on the knocker, nice view ...
Good video sharpness and contrast nicely shown knocker and details.
Beautiful decoration at the front door.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Nicou (116170) 2014-04-01 0:49
quel rendu brillant et alu dans le tons il est sueprbe ce frappe porte de très belle composition et dessin très très beau détail et compo.
ravo et amitié
dip (23520) 2014-04-01 1:41
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
αυτές οι μικρολεπτομέρειες δείχνουν το μεράκι που κάποτε έφιαχναν τα σπίτια,
καλή η καταγραφή σου,
σε χαιρετώ και καλό μήνα!
mirosu (12518) 2014-04-01 1:45
Excellent monochrome detail photo in perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions.
Very well done.
jhm (135058) 2014-04-01 3:56
I have in Bruges almost all the door knockers photographed, maybe almost 800, great and small.
This is Always a specially architecture but also a nice artwork for the designer.
A splendid composition, lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (54377) 2014-04-01 5:49
C'est a se demander si on est bienvenue avant de frapper à cette porte. J'aime beaucoup l'utilisation du noir et blanc qui fait ressortir les contrastes et les ombres.L'ensemble est d'une grande netteté.
siudzi (32325) 2014-04-01 10:37
Great detail capture with perfectly executed sharpness, DOF and exposure. The b&w version looks interesting and fits to the subject. TFS!
photographer_sg (2877) 2014-04-01 13:21
that is a bit scary :-) but no doubt a great shot with perfect black and white treatment. You have brought out the details of the door knocker along with the texture of the wooden door with great clarity and - as you write - without the colours which can in certain situations become distracting. Thanks for sharing this fascinating picture.
Have a nice evening.
jcpix (11416) 2014-04-01 15:36
I'd be interested to see the color version, but I surely get just as much pleasure from this take on the knocker. Your choice of title is a bit contradictory to the visual...and I like it! :) Even though this is quite an ornate and unusual piece of work, not everyone would realize the potential for it to be photographed and presented in such a fun and intriguing visual. Proof yet again that you're able to envision things in a manner most would pass by. I'm loving the contrasting textures, especially under this monochromatic scheme, a great framing to accentuate the detail and composition. Wonderful result! Enjoy the new day. All the best.
Cricri (101189) 2014-04-02 9:16
Heu...un visage pas très accueillant, il fait presque peur...malgré tout je trouve très attirant par ces finissions, sa brillante, le contraste du N/B
Silvio1953 (115825) 2014-04-02 11:59
Ciao Ourania, bel bianco e nero, splendida nitidezza e ottimi dettagli, brava, ciao Silvio
krzychu30 (15332) 2014-04-04 2:51
I love it!
Strong and very expressive presentation of the door knocker.Your B&W treatment is just perfect and brings out the whole splendor of this detail and gives the scene so unique and captivating "metallic" shine.
Very imaginative and creative shot!
Wish You a nice weekend
ChrisJ (94770) 2014-04-04 7:16
A superb b&w image of the ornately decorated door knocker with a marvellous silvery sheen throughout. Good tonal range and superb textural details revealed by the good lighting. Punchy light contrasts with good shadow and highlight details. Have a wonderful weekend!
ikeharel (52181) 2014-04-05 0:41
Heavy piece of mettal on a close view, show well its carved art details. Wonder how it looks in real brown as you wrote, though the result is with fine clear details.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
abmdsudi (39482) 2014-04-06 20:51
Superb closeup work and this is always an interesting subject matter to shoot, man made finely sculptured wood and antique knocker that made to last! The delicate detail - wise mono conversion- with plenty of surface characteristics, the tones and mature wood grains really makes the photo stand out deliciously It's only well observed by keen eyes, a truly hidden beauty and a lovely subject just waiting to be explored. Fine work, Congrats.
mcmtanyel (10407) 2014-04-12 22:19
If you say so... I would feel more intimidated than welcome if I were greeted by this face, but to each his own! I like the photo, though, the details are showing well and B&W conversion suits it well, too.
On second look, I think I see a faint smile on that face, maybe, just maybe...