Things I've Been Seeing

Locked Out


Locked Out

Originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton

I’m posting these pictures from my Flickr account to facilitate discussing the issue Tena raised in comments from yesterday’s post.

I’m curious, though. Is this vessel showing it’s true color in this photo? My pewter pieces are all of a gray/silver tone.  (Tena)

In my response to Tena, I said that my pewter also is of a gray/silver tone, and I offered a couple of things that might cause the change of color in the photograph. The question she raised, though, was one I had been thinking about; thus this post.

When I was taking pictures in the Mountain View Cemetery last Saturday, I was fascinated by this ornate family mausoleum. I spent quite a bit of time in that area. The doors, from which these shots were taken, were gray. Unfortunately, I was not pleased with any shots of the entire door and discarded them, for now I wish I had them to show you. I’m hoping to return there and will again try to get shots of the tall doors.

The interesting thing is that when I processed these shots, WITHOUT ADDING ANY COLOR, but by merely adjusting levels, shadows and highlights, these magnificent colors appeared. Why? I don’t know, but I would be interested in hearing from anyone who might have some insight.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy looking at these chains, lock, knobs and portions of the doors to this mausoleum in San Bernardino.


Click on the picture and it will take you to Flickr where you can see it in a larger version, along with a couple of other shots.


2 responses

  1. Ellie Bray-Jacquez

    That is a beautiful picture.. I love it! I wouldn’t have a clue as to why those colors came out but it came out perfect…

    January 10, 2011 at 1:47 pm

  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this photo! 😀

    I have a thought.
    What time of the day did you take this photo?

    January 10, 2011 at 11:39 pm

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