A Photo Shoot “The Door”

A couple of weeks ago my wife mentioned that while she was out shopping she went into a candy shop that she knew I would want to do a photo shoot of. She knows the kind of stuff I look for, so I was instantly intrigued with her comment. Turns out, the candy shop was a candy manufacturer: Boehms Candies and Chocolates. The original owner was Austrian and the shop and manufacturing facility have a very distinct Bavarian architecture. The place is a tourist draw located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in the eastern Seattle suburb of Issaquah. With a distinct Bavarian look, there is also a replica of a 12th century Swiss chapel. It was the architecture of the chapel that my wife knew would appeal to my photographic skills. I took a number of interesting shots that day, but wanted to focus on a specific architectural element that grabbed my attention. That would be the front door to the chapel, thus the title “The Door”. The craftsmanship of the door is incredible and makes a good photo series unto itself.  I have attached two different shots from that day. With each shot, I have also included some of my proposed art prints utilizing watercolor techniques and sepia tones.

The first shot…

Door 1 Original Photograph

Door 1 Original Photograph

Taking this photograph and creating a watercolor from it creates the next picture…

Door 1 Watercolor

Door 1 Watercolor

a  very traditional feel…

Since the subject matter is historic and old, I thought a sepia tone print might highlight that aspect…..

Door 1 Sepia Tone

Door 1 Sepia Tone

Looks like a picture taken years ago….

Ok…so same door, just a little different angle…

Door Angle 2

Door Angle 2

And as a watercolor……

Door Angle 2 Watercolor

Door Angle 2 Watercolor

And using an abstract type drawing technique…

Door Angle 2 Abstract Watercolor

Door Angle 2 Abstract Watercolor

and finally the sepia tone….

Door Angle 2 Sepia Tone

Door Angle 2 Sepia Tone

The art prints are still in their rough stages and I am still working through the rest of that particular photo shoot, but wanted to share what I had so far.

Thoughts? Comments? Please visit my main gallery: TheWalllGallery … and follow my work on my Facebook page – TheWallGallery by Kirt Tisdale. (Page likes are always appreciated!) Thanks!

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