Knob and lock box

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 14 April 2016 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This is a close-up of the knob and lock box from yesterday's door. I think I could have used a bit more DoF, as the closest part of the knob seems just a bit soft.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/4 second F/10.0 ISO 400 240 mm (35mm equiv.)

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Superbe. Textures et composition. )

14 Apr 2016 5:38am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

J'aime ton cadrage

14 Apr 2016 5:46am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A distinct lack of security here . .

14 Apr 2016 5:49am

jean pierre a from France

extra ce cadrage! amitiés

14 Apr 2016 6:33am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Another good image. Nice detail.

14 Apr 2016 7:02am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb image !

14 Apr 2016 8:14am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent the way the rust enhances the detail

14 Apr 2016 8:58am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful detail, good framing !

14 Apr 2016 9:28am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

I like the rusty tones on the white. The askew lock/knob intrigues me, though I don't know why. Maybe, it is because it confirms that this is not a secure device.

14 Apr 2016 10:25am

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Wonderful...great detail and texture

14 Apr 2016 11:56am

Toscana from Baden, France

Did you open he door after .... ?? ;-))
Bonne journée, amitiés.

14 Apr 2016 12:54pm

@Toscana: I actually closed the door to take the photo, then re-opened it and continued exploring.

Don from Spokane, United States

I think the shot captures the qualities of the box and knob. It's hard to imagine the people thought they were locking something with these crude locks.

14 Apr 2016 4:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the rusty texture. We have a lock like this in our house

14 Apr 2016 5:05pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i wouldn't have noticed about the softness ... i was captivated again by the textures on wood and metal, and by the colours!

14 Apr 2016 5:23pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Definitely well photographed!!

14 Apr 2016 6:19pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame & colors!
Amazing textures!

14 Apr 2016 6:37pm

James from Central Florida, United States

Excellent color and textures ... I especially like the way the rust stands out in the image.

14 Apr 2016 8:45pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful rust and peeling paint textures that you've captured here!! I love how you turn the mundane into something interesting.

14 Apr 2016 10:17pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous close up of this door knob and lock. Beautiful detail and textures!

15 Apr 2016 1:48am

Martine from France

Jolis détails et couleurs.

15 Apr 2016 2:48am

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

I agree a bit more DOF

15 Apr 2016 3:11am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


15 Apr 2016 7:14am

Anita Bower from West Nottingham, PA, United States

V nice composition.

15 Apr 2016 9:29am