Doors - Gary Cook

Another Random Door, Cambridge, England

Cambridge is a wonderful ancient city in the United Kingdom. Set on the banks of the River Cam, from which the city gets its name, is a labyrinth of cobbled streets, hidden lanes, and tiny passageways. Within the city are countless ancient doors that have survived for generations and, in some cases, for a thousand years of history. This is just one of many that caught my eye as I roamed the streets of Cambridge. The ancient patina of the door makes this an ideal subject for pseudo-color treatment; a monochrome top image is used to control color bleed-through from the underlying full color image. This emphasizes the texture and tones of the timber and surrounding stones.