Neo-Romanian style wrought iron gate

This is an elaborate and exquisite wrought iron Neo-Romanian style gate dating from the late 1920s. It was quite difficult to bring out its intricate details due to the bright sunlight conditions and the abundant bush branches behind it that mimicked in colour the rust hues of the gate. I therefore resorted, in order to make those details more obvious, to a series of filters, results of which can be seen in the two images bellow. The first one is a black and white soft focus applied on saturated colours, while the second one is an inverse colour filter applied on an equalised spectrum image. I thus hope that those process would better convey the beauty and personality of this Neo-Romanian style architectural artefact.

Neo-Romanian style wrought iron gate, house dating from the late 1920s, Kisseleff area, Bucharest - black and white soft focus applied on saturated colours photograph (©Valentin Mandache)

Neo-Romanian style wrought iron gate, house dating from the late 1920s, Kisseleff area, Bucharest - inverse colour filter applied on equalised spectrum photograph (©Valentin Mandache)

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