I was photographing a beautiful cathedral on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. The huge wooden doors were painted red and had amazing amounts of ironwork on the hinges. Here I took a photo with a super wide angle lens (17-40 mm L) and of course it distorted the doors a little. Next to this image I “corrected” the distortion and straightened up the vertical lines. To me it appears unnatural and I prefer the tilted one. Any opinions on which is better?
Photographs separated for you: (Click on small image to see it larger and check out the ironwork hinges!)
Closeup of the door itself:
I tried every door at the cathedral as I wanted to get inside to take photos and all doors were tightly locked. I will have to go back in the future to see what the inside is like.