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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA
Date: Jul 17, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Architecture, History
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2009

Photo taken during my recent visit to India.

I am in the process of moving and don't have access to my computer where photomatix is installed. Used Shadow/Highlight, but not very happy with the outcome. I am just submitting this so that I don't skip FSM.


Dodge and Burn
Healing and cloning to remove minor imperfections.
Image Resize
Gaussian Blur
Color balance/hue and saturation
Save for web

Place: 300 out of 419
Avg (all users): 5.3333
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2545
Avg (non-participants): 5.6129
Views since voting: 556
Views during voting: 219
Votes: 141
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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08/09/2009 08:57:56 AM
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Critique Club Critique

First Impressions
I remember this one during voting. I liked the potential and the scene, I voted this a 6.

Photograph Information, Technicals & Composition Review
With an exposure of 1/25, I can see how the light would be overexposed in the windows, but you likely had the dilemma of poor lighting within the building. Maybe a deeper dof may have helped there, although having said that, the windows 'bright' do kind of add to the image - but I think it might be more interesting with some color there. Maybe a filter... not sure.

Composition wise: the tilt is unsettling but it looks like there may not have been much to work with to straighten - however perhaps a perspective correction may have been usable. the main dome at the top of the image is unbalanced and there are the tops of the columns poking in at the top of frame. One of those columns is missing and, while that is an interesting element of itself (and I did ponder it during voting), I think it is a detraction rather than an added element of interest, with the way the image is composed as is.

It is a fairly decent capture of the artwork and architecture, but it is seemingly all about the ceiling, but that is 'tilted' from the angle/perspective.

Comments, Score & Placement Review
300/419 is fairly low down the pack, although your score of 5.33 is not bad for a Free Study.

All of your comments are helpful and many provide some good honest feedback.

Good scene, variation in composition - possibly even with a really bold crop, if the quality was there, likely have produced a more interesting study into the interesting architecture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2009 10:45:46 PM
Interesting angle, tilt.
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08/06/2009 07:19:32 PM
The colors are nice and the photo is sharp. My only gripe would be that the composition is a bit disorientating.
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08/03/2009 10:59:47 PM
cool building but whats the focal point of the picture.
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08/02/2009 03:31:32 AM
ok overall, but it's a holiday snapshot more than anything
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/02/2009 03:27:48 AM
nice capture of the details , but the exposure has completely burned out the exterior, Really need to use HDR for these type of shots. Details nicely captured though. (no vote)
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