Thursday Door. Abandoned Art and Stone.

I have a tendency to take tilted photos, but this time, it was because I was nervous.

When I worked at the photo studio, one of my coworkers was always laughing how my pictures seemed to have a tilt to them. I have worked on correcting it through awareness and post editing. However, in this shot, my natural tilt came out again and probably because I was a little anxious. I was wandering around taking pictures of buildings downtown and came upon this abandoned one. As I walked up to the door, I noticed a homeless man sleeping there on the right. About the same time, there was a strange noise that startled me. Not that all homeless people are dangerous, but I have met a few here and there who have been aggressive and made me uncomfortable. I also try to respect all people and not just photograph them without their consent. So between the noise and the sudden awareness that there was someone next to the door, I was shooting on pure reflex, which includes my natural tilt. So I figured, I may as well not edit it out as it is now part of the picture’s story.


Columbus, Georgia


For Norm 2.0’s Thursday Door Challenge.


16 thoughts on “Thursday Door. Abandoned Art and Stone.

  1. Great shot Michelle, this must have been something to see in its heyday. I think this person sleeping there just adds to the mood of this image. I do know what you mean about not wanting to intrude though. One of the reasons while I’ll never be a good street photographer.
    Thanks for sharing this ☺

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    1. Thanks. I’d love to go get gritty street images but, I’ve been kind of scared a few times when giving food to homeless and they have reacted aggressively. So I’m a little hesitant now.

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  2. This is a very good photo of a door that has seen better times. It looks like it once was a fairly grand entry way to something. I understand your apprehension about taking photos with people in them. Ifeel funny, particularly if there are homeless people nearby. I don’t want to intrude on their personal space, however lilmited it it.

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    1. It really is great building. I have more of this building too. Of course, I still need to post more pics of the last door building I posted too. (The church door from last week.) I am falling behind here, lol.

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