MATTHEW NORDHAGEN :: PHOTOGRAPHY

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Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia

I drive by this building often and the brightly colored door is hard to ignore. I thought it would make for a good image at night and I was able to make a quick stop the other day to take this photograph. I liked how it turned out, but I struggled with deciding on whether to clone out the telephone line in Photoshop. I rarely use the clone tool on any of my photographs; when I do it’s often because of sensor dust or items that would not be there otherwise (litter, for example). In the end I decided to leave the telephone line in simply because it is part of the landscape. It’s not NOT supposed to be there, if you know what I mean. Anyways, I think it still works and the bright colors help a lot with that.