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Earthquaked Buddhist Head
Earthquaked Buddhist Head
garryyoung


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Empty Room II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Pentax K20D
Lens: Pentax FA 28mm f/2.8 AL AF
Location: Taiwan
Date: Apr 16, 2011
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 60
Galleries: Humorous, Street
Date Uploaded: Apr 16, 2011

Went to a spooky abandoned monastery in the mountains that was abandoned due to serious earthquake damage. Found a head of an idol that had been left there. Hung the head up with thin wire that was lying around. Added a little fill flash to add to the very directional ambient light, particularly on the right of the head.

In Lightroom, cropped to square, lowered the saturation, upped the contrast.

In Photoshop, darkened the area around the head in order to make the head stand out more. Cloned out the wire from which the head was hanging. Added a border.

Can't help but be critical of the placement of the head in this shot. Is it too central? Anyway...

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04/27/2011 07:33:02 AM
Originally posted by posthumous:

Engaging and funny and sad and unpretentious.

Posthumous Art Gallery

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Why thank you for the honor sir!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/26/2011 11:16:12 PM
Engaging and funny and sad and unpretentious.

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04/24/2011 01:21:27 PM
Eerie.
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04/21/2011 12:06:26 PM
This is SO similar to mine :-)

Focus seems a little soft though.
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04/21/2011 04:19:32 AM
ghost... scared the $ out of me, but not empty room... maybe without the mask and wider angle would make this an interesting empty room
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/20/2011 03:44:30 PM
Very cool background, I would love to do a photo shoot in there. :) Creepy face just to the left of the head.
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04/20/2011 01:09:36 PM
Different! I can almost make out another face on the wall to the left of the head. 6
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04/20/2011 12:49:55 PM
Way creepy!
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