The Red Door

This handsome old Lutheran Church is just across from the Madison, Wisconsin Capitol building. Not sure what drew my attention more - the old brick and stone facade, the handsome spire, or the red door, but there were all complemented by the sultry summer sky. It was about 80% humidity with swarms of gnats and mosquitoes buzzing around, probably typical summer weather in the midwest.


The original image had pretty severe distortion because I was just across the street from the church, so I tried to transform it a bit in Photoshop; it's not perfect, but definitely not as odd as before (see the before image below)

  • Sherry Gibson 4y

    Stunning~~~love that skY and those red doors!!!!!
    Have a great SundaY~~~~~;p

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  • DJuniorFan 4y

    Perfect amount of HDR. Great job on a nice image, Jill!
  • floralgal 4y

    What a stunning photo, but your processing is truly fantastic... just gorgeous.. and with high impact mood!
  • chris van dolleweerd 4y

    love the sky jill!
  • Doug Hagadorn 4y

    I love hdr on old buildings, it really brings out the character and charm. Love it!
  • Monty-e* 4y

    I like the treatment you chose for this capture.
    Well done!
  • ana_lee_smith 4y

    I'd heard it was possible to fix those distortion in PS. Yours is the first one I've seen. Great results, Jill. Beautiful old church...the red door is a standout & the dramatic skies are almost ominous...the wrath of god & all that *~*
  • Antonio Fortunati 4y

    Ottima foto. Complimenti per l'ottimo scatto!!! Luce magnifica, soggetto azzeccato!

  • Maria Micaela 4y

    Preciosa imagen !!!!!!!!!
  • martin alberts 4y

    A fantastic shot Jill ! Many compliments.......................
  • Kiki FL 4y

    Beautifully presented architectural shot. This is just terrific.
  • Dwood Photography 4y

    Very nice processing. That red door does jump out.
  • ClaraDon 4y

    I think the red door is saying..........."Notice Me"... and stop in.
  • Kenny Lee 4y

    What a beauty.
    You didnt go inside?
  • Maureen Bond 4y

    you are turning it up....I really like this, red door church's are the best!
  • Mary StarMagic - 4y

    wow - great processing on this - the sky is super and that red door really draws you into the shot

    nice processing
  • Light ᶤˢ ᵒᶠᶠ 4y

    ♥ Have a great week!
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  • A n t o i n e t t e 4y

    Stunning capture!
    There is something so wonderful about churches!
    They definitely in"spire"!
  • Robin Wilson 4y

    Great shot and some cool processing!....I like it!
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Taken on July 12, 2011
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