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It's just a picture of a door, but what a door it is!

This splendidly painted door was at Thiksey Gompa, and struck by the beauty of it's decoration, I set about trying to photograph it.
Now, door photography may not strike you as one of the more extreme areas of this wonderful pastime, but I can assure you that getting this shot wasn't easy.
Rubbish, you say, that door isn't going to go anywhere, it's just sitting there, right?
Perhaps, but due to it's position on a balcony, with a flight of stairs rising from the bottom right at ninety degrees to the door, you can't just stand happily in front of it and snap away. So after selecting a step from where I was more or less at eye level with the centre of the door (to avoid that annoying 'leaning back' distortion), I had to balance more or less on one leg, and with one hand on the wall for support, took the shot one-handed. This aroused the interest and amusement of a passing family of Indian tourists, who clearly thought I was insane.

Perhaps it's all a long winded way of making a picture of a door seem interesting, but my point is that sometimes the shots that would appear simple to take aren't always so easily achieved.

Paolo, banukulaksiz, eleparc, vbl, sabyasachi1212, Mikos, sadeik, Preetie has marked this note useful

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