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28th of October

Adobe Doors, Old Town


If I had to pick one of my favorite elements of design in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico, it would most likely be these Adobe style walls and doors from the Old Town Emporium gift shop. The hand shaped adobe, rough hewn turquoise doors, well-tread cobblestone walkway … all infused with a patina reflecting its human scale and charm.

I reflexively photograph this setting whenever I’m in Old Town. Lately, I’ve been using 35mm film (consumer 35mm film typically sold in pharmacies and chain stores) to record Old Town of late. I think the grain and inherent imperfections in the processing of film are compatible and complimentary to my vision of Old Town. For this photo I used Kodak UltraMax 400 film in my Nikon EM film SLR, with a 50mm F1.8 lens (handheld). I scanned the negative with my old SmartScan 3600 film scanner and made final edits using various Nik Software Color Efx Pro filters in Photoshop. If you plan to shoot and scan 35mm film, the old dedicated film scanners (not flatbed) will most often produce better results than the modern flatbed scanners for 35mm film.¬† Photo by Don Peterson.

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Photo: Adobe Doors, Old Town, Albuquerque. by Donald Peterson. Photographed in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico by Don Peterson. Buy this hi-resolution photo (8 megapixel, 3500×2400 pixel dimensions, highest quality jpeg, no watermark ) for personal use and get an instant download by clicking on the button above. This is an edited¬† scanned film image so it will have a slight grain. All payments are secure with Paypal. Terms: Photo: Adobe Doors, Old Town. For personal use only. You can print, frame, or use this photo as computer wallpaper or in other personal applications. Please contact me if you want to purchase this photo for commercial purposes.

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