The Door Less Taken
I’ve been trying to find the lesser known wonders of Downtown lately which has resulted in many dead ends. But every once in a while I get exactly what I was looking for, like this beautiful blue weathered door that caught my interest as it was snuggled into a back alley way with few visitors, besides the occasional garbage boy taking out the days discards from the neighboring building. There are 4 buildings nestled up next to each other surrounding this alley way full of interest. The only way to see this seldom used entry is through a dark and rather intimidating graffiti tagged underpass that cuts through the bottom of the 4th encompassing building. I hesitated as I initially made my entrance but was comforted by some lovely scenes to be captured.
The lighting was dimmed by the the surrounding buildings and it was rather difficult to get a proper metering as the camera was jumping all over the place. The scene becomes quit busy with all the distracting leaves so creatively I wanted to step up to a larger aperture and see what it would do to tame the wild foliage. Im pleased that it seemed to soften it enough to enjoy without to much distraction.
Like I’ve said in the past these old building really get me excited. I love the brick work and the discoloration on various parts. It appears the whole building was at one time this wonderful shade of blue building the story of its age. Buildings like this have so much interest to them and often make me stop to just absorb all they have to offer. The overgrown vines in this case was an added bonus and add to the tale of the buildings many years. Im happy to have discovered this scene before spring hit, as the green leaves would have made this a completely different scene. Im sure Ill pay a visit mid summer to capture her other side!