Man Alone at Red Door

HDR Photo

Still enjoying Topaz?

I’m doing a few updates to my Topaz Adjust Review, because I was realizing that I am using it quite a bit! It’s great for final sharpening and a few other nice effects. I wonder if there will be a new version soon…

Daily Photo – Old Man on Steps near Drum Tower

After leaving the drum tower area, I started walking around some of the older streets. The number of little streets and these sorts of scenes in China seem more numerous than grains of sand on the beach. It’s a little overwhelming, in fact, when you come to a fork in the road. You know that either direction could be equally interesting, and you want to explore both. But, alas, you can only choose one.

Old Man on Steps near Drum TowerWhile I was circling the Drum Tower in Beijing, there was a small community of people that were outside exercising, milling around, talking, and watching the world go by.  Many of the homes in the little houtong had their doors painted red, and that was a common element that tied everything together.  I had my hip-shooter with me too so I could capture this one.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of the post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

  • Susan

    Wonderful shot of him Trey – his face is full of character and his clothing is awesome! I have always wanted a red door – many good things come to you with a red door!

  • Nice selective color
    Sublime !

  • Thanks 🙂

  • Kaz

    I think you chose the right turn with this one Trey. Did he say anything to you? Did you take more than one shot?

  • Billy Wilson

    This man sitting beside a red door has such a mood to it.

  • Patrick Ahles

    Great colors in this shot, Trey. Well done!

  • Thanks again Trey, I’m passed my use by date as they would say or I’m having a seniors moment. Ooow love this one people are always fascinating. Cannot wait to lay my hands on a 50mm1:4 lens when I get to H.K. at the moment I use the 100 macro and as you know some allies are narrow in china and that lens on my camera is 160mm, ok at a distance. I remember in the 70s in the camera club of Johannesburg I would had to clean all those cigarette buts off those steps or any white paint that did not match the bricks.Today things have changed a little what you see is what you get at most times and so it should be as thats how it is.

  • Beautiful shot Trey. Red and Grey. Reminds my of my high school colors, only we called it Steel and Garnet. Grey old man is perfect.

  • Rose

    Love this photo man at the red door. In my opinion even if you have all the fancy apps like Topaz or whatever else but if you still don’t have the talent to see the beauty and catch a moment in time than it doesn’t really matter. But, you have wonderful talent and the ability to see a man in a moment in time and to let us see him too. It is like peering into his soul, and that red door behind him. Wow! Love your work!

  • Thank you to George for pointing me in the right direction on Treys blog much appreciate it.Found all the info.

  • Paul

    Saw this photo in my G+ feed today with no mention of you (I have a screen shot of the post) just thought I’d let you know

  • Well said… I know the feeling!!! It is always a journey when you are exploring a new place. Love the shot as usual Trey!

  • When you click on the link to the Topaz Adjust review it just takes me back to the main page. Broken link with auto redirect?

  • I see now in the preview, the link is missing the : and shows as http//

  • I say take the one less traveled…or perhaps you already have.

  • Andy Bird

    Wow reminds me of the effect from the movie Schindler’s List – sorry I haven’t swung by and left any comments lately – I’ve been mega busy. Haven’t touched my camera gear in weeks 🙁

  • Thanks thanks — Yes it is like that Andy !

  • So much selective coloring win…

  • I use Topaz Adjust on most images….I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one because people having been making fun of me for using it.

  • michel latendresse

    I discovered Topaz products from your recommendation and I downloaded the bundle on a trial basis. I loved it so much i didn’t even wait until the end of the 30 days trial to make a honest plug-in out of it… Later i added their new B&W Efx which is probably one of the coolest plug in i have ever tried, it’s so much more than just a B&W converter, it is really an amazing program. Anyway, Topaz has been part of my standard workflow ever since. I use mostly Adjust, and Details, but also B&W and their Re-Mask and DeNoise products. Thanks for the recommendation and for turning me to Topaz Labs.

  • Server not found on your link to the Topaz Adjust – just sayin.

  • Luke Lakatosh

    Hi Grinder –

    Thanks for the heads up. I fixed the link.

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