WPC Challenge: Art Deco Doors in Hastings.

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This week  from The Daily Post has asked us for our doors.

For this week’s challenge, publish a new post with a photo of a door (or multiple doors!). Consider how color affects the image, but also think about size, shape, texture, and details — how might these elements add up to tell a story?

As everyone knows I live in Hastings, New Zealand. Our city, along with Napier was badly damaged by an earthquake in February 1931.  So the rebuild was done in the Art Deco style.  So the CBD reflects this rejuvenation of our city. Even today the colours are still important – there is something fresh and summery with them.

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This door is above the Information Centre.

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It is never boring walking around Hastings as there is so much to discover – all the small details that was so important in the Art Deco era.





Thursday Doors & WPC Doors

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Doors

Doors in Barcelona


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One Photo Focus

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Good morning from a grey and wet Hastings day.

This month for Stacy’s challenge over at Visual Venturing we are all editing this photo by Robyn Kent. Below is the original.

I imported the image into Photoshop where I used Camera Raw to increase clarity, vibrancy and saturation.

Then I went to the preset filters and posterized it – but reduced the width of the edges.

 Then I added the blur filter to get the spin affect, at the same time making sure that the dome is still in focus.  I wanted the blur lines to reflect the curves of the dome.

Finally I converted to black and white and fiddled around with the black slider to get the affect I wanted.


ABFriday Week 54: July One Photo Focus

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