52-week photoproject – Week 11


The same but different
Canon EOS 500D, 28-105 mm, 1/80 at f/8, 0 EV, 28 mm, ISO 400


  1. This is another very interesting photograph, Petra; and the title is perfect. By "interesting," I mean that it's a photograph that seems to compel you to study it. The differences in the two doors makes one wonder why they're so different. The stone in the building is beautiful, and the blue trim at the top complements the rest of the image. In short, I like it. 🙂

    1. Linda, thank you. It’s part of the fun to choose an apt title identifying the photo. 🙂

      I’m quite sure that the lighter door is newer, repaired or replaced as it had looked the same as the darker one. The difference makes a huge impact on the photo.

  2. Very nice symmetry indeed. I like that the doors, it give life to the photography. The same goes for the difference between the lower part of the wall. Personally, I find 100% symmetry a bit boring if it is not intended as in a reflection. If i should suggest anything, Maybe some "human interest" (or cat) outside one of the doors.

    1. Rune, thank you. If the doors were exactly the same, I think the photo would look boring, the difference adds vibrancy into the picture. I agree that 100% symmetry may not be a winning effect.

      I’m pleased that you like the difference between the lower parts of the wall because first I was quite unhappy about the green moss and tried to remove it but the effect wasn’t nice so I decided to leave it as it is. After all, it complemented the green in the top part of the photo.

      Presence of a person or an animal outside one of the doors might be an interesting idea but then it would be a different photo with a different story. Perhaps next time.

    1. Gail, thank you. That really does make one wonder what’s behind any of those doors, what story unfurls there. I have no idea but I can tell you that the building is a huge church in the centre of a city. Gives a hint, perhaps.

  3. Another like from me as it's something I would look to photograph as well.
    What I like about your work generally is the precision and attention to detail. It would be a gross injustice photographically speaking for the two doors to be the same 🙂 … although I suppose they once were !

    1. J, thank you. For your comment and for your kind words. I love details. 🙂 But sometimes I am not able to see the whole picture because of the details so now when I notice an interesting detail, I try to “zoom out” and see whether I’m not missing anything. It helps and it’s an enriching experience.

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