I used Photoshop and onOne filters.
These doors are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. The late thirteenth century carved wooden doors are probably from a Beyhaqkim Mosque, Anatoloa, Konya. they are decorated with a radiating interlacing star pattern with epigraphic and arabesque panels at the top and bottom. They are inscribed, “The wise one is he who has learned a lesson form experience. And the ignorant one is he who does not think of the consequences.”
Created for Norm’s Thursday Doors June 23, 2016.
The original “castle” by Bren Ryan of RyanPhotography was dark (on purpose I’m sure) so first I opened up the shadows in Lightroom. I felt that the castle needed some breathing space and some interest in the sky. To do that I masked the castle in Photoshop and imported a suitable background of my own, taken in Panama 5/21/2014, to place behind it. I selected the water and duplicated it as a layer and stretched it to fill the bottom and stretched part of it to fill the area on the bottom left. I blended it in by cloning and masking then merged those layers. Lastly, I brought it into onOne for a few more adjustments.
Created for Stacy Fischer’s July One Photo Focus.
At the end of the street where I live is the Hudson River. It is pleasent there of a summer evening. When I took the first image a Black-crowned Night Heron happend to be flying by.