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    Kid in temple



    what do you think?

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    Re: Kid in temple

    Great Capture.........
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    Re: Kid in temple

    I really like this shot. Wonder who the dog belongs to? You certainly didn't get its attention when you were taking the shot cool.

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    Re: Kid in temple

    The scale of this shot really lends itself to the subject, great.

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    Re: Kid in temple

    Where was this taken?
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    Re: Kid in temple

    Straighten it perhaps?
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    Re: Kid in temple

    was it taken in nyc, chinatown?

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    Re: Kid in temple

    I would straighten it and crop right up to the poles. Had some distortion that I cleaned up
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    Re: Kid in temple

    Hi Guy, sorry to be such a newbie, but what program did you use to straighten the picture? Was it Photoshop?

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    Re: Kid in temple

    Have to disagree with the crop,youve changed a pleasant open enviting place into quite a claustrophobic one.Even the dog looks more menacing post crop.

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    Re: Kid in temple

    I'm no fan of the crop either, but straightening was needed.Interesting, compared to the other pillars, the left hand one is leaning outwards. I think the colour could do with some adjusting:

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    Id try to emphasize the girl and statue by deemphasizing the rest.
    Last edited by nei1; 22nd November 2008 at 12:41. Reason: dont know what ive done to make it smaller

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    Re: Kid in temple

    Honestly I am not at all bothered by the slight distortions and leanings in the original, and think it is the best version of all posted as it keeps attention on the girl and the golden buddha.

    I do like Guy's square crop though it has a completely different feel; it moves emphasis to the buddha, a good thing if that's the goal.
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    Re: Kid in temple

    I agree with you Jack about the perspective correction as it seems to alter the viewpoint slightly,as if your now looking down on the scene,the original is better.

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    Re: Kid in temple

    Quote Originally Posted by nei1 View Post
    the perspective correction as it seems to alter the viewpoint slightly,as if your now looking down on the scene
    This is an excellent point and I did not want to let it slip away unnoticed...

    When shooting architecture, a little known trick is to not make the sides perfectly parallel unless you are in fact looking from a straight-on mid-level position. If we are obviously looking up at a building, having the sides perfectly parallel immediately looks "wrong." By adding the slightest amount of upward camera tilt we add a tiny bit of convergence, and all of a sudden the image is believable even though the real convergence is significantly greater than what we showed.

    My main point here is I think slight amounts of convergence (or divergence) are desirable as they aid in rendering believable perspectives in *any* image.

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    Re: Kid in temple

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    was it taken in nyc, chinatown?
    I would say Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    To me, the original looks best, distortions and all. I wouldn't even take it for granted that pillars and floor are straight. It's an old temple, and it has been flooded on numerous occasions. The photo looks slightly tilted though.

    The wide crop gives me a stronger impression of contrast between the large room and the little girl. Nice photo, and absolutely much better than my own image from the same temple
    Last edited by Jorgen Udvang; 17th December 2008 at 03:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nei1 View Post

    Id try to emphasize the girl and statue by deemphasizing the rest.


    I agree, that's the story that needs to be told. Everything else is extraneous, clutters the picture/story of a huge Buddha and a small girl at its feet. When you have to move your eyes up/down to "see" the image it reinforces that story.





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