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Good Morning!
Hope you all had a nice weekend!

As for me, I was playing with photoshop!
Yes, you've guessed correct! Today's upload is one of my experimental images! The image is that of a Buddhist monastery; one that I had captured during my last visit to Dehradun .... located at the foothills of the Mussoorie hills in North India. It's an evening capture. Original version is quite dark.

Since this happens to be my first real attempt at photo processing (earlier it was only till cropping!), I would truly appreciate getting comments ... with criticism n suggestions, please.

Meanwhile, my sincere thanks to you all for your kind cs n vs on my yesterday's upload. By the way, the city in yesterday's upload is in South India and today we are in North India!

With profound thanks.
Rani

Camera:Pentax Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Monastery
Username:tashi tashi
Uploaded:25 Oct 2010 - 6:50 AM
Tags:Dehradun, General, Landscape / travel, Monastery, Processing
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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
25 Oct 2010 - 6:55 AM

Looks good to me, Rani, excellent work.
Roy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 7:00 AM

An excellent image, Rani, good work. Practice makes perfect, I know (and do) very little in Photoshop, mainly crop, sharpen, saturation. Carol

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Adderwatcher
25 Oct 2010 - 7:37 AM

Great work!

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gabriel_flr
25 Oct 2010 - 8:01 AM

Amazing architecture Rani, well caught!
Gabriel

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Nikola
Nikola  4 India1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 8:18 AM


Quote: An excellent image, Rani, good work. Practice makes perfect, I know (and do) very little in Photoshop, mainly crop, sharpen, saturation. Carol

I agree with Carol, well applied PS.

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akhtarkhan
akhtarkhan  12 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 8:42 AM

Great shot with detail and excellent work on your first attempt on levels and tones in photoshop work. I think you are already getting close to pro. You have managed to lift the brightness in the image and retained detail and textures in sky. Well done.
Akhtar

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 9:01 AM

By going through the text,came to know that you travel a lot,like all globe totters. keep a note with photographs.
Thanks for sharing those precious moments of joy.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 11:27 AM

i THINK YOU HAVE DONE REALLY WELL HERE

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 11:27 AM

Whoops ... caps lock sorry

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 12:29 PM

Nice work. You have done well with your first bit of processing. Nought much wrong with the image as I see it now.
Paul

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 12:54 PM

A super detailed Image, Well done indeed Smile
Carol

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 1:14 PM

great work

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
25 Oct 2010 - 2:06 PM

Great shot!You've done an excellent job.Congrats.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 5:28 PM

Well composed

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 7:22 PM

brilliant work nice one Wink
andy

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 9:07 PM

Works beautifully. Whatever you did in PS was a success!

Ann

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HobbitDave
26 Oct 2010 - 10:34 AM

Super image, Tashi, what an amazing -looking monastery. Wonderful.
Dave.

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acousticmist
26 Oct 2010 - 10:37 AM

A wonderful shot, well done..........Martin

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2010 - 10:42 AM

Super shot very well done indeed.

Hugh

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2010 - 10:52 AM

Lovely work tashi.

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photophantom
26 Oct 2010 - 11:28 AM

The basic enhancement in Photoshop is the level, contrast, curve, removing dirt, sharpen. Check the horizontal and vertical lines of the image. Like this subject, the horizontal lines are not equal, slightly clinging downward at the right side. Fascinating structure.
Dennis

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2010 - 11:36 AM

Great work well done.

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 - 11:39 AM

Looks great Rani, well done.
Brian

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tashi
tashi  42 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2010 - 11:39 AM


Quote: The basic enhancement in Photoshop is the level, contrast, curve, removing dirt, sharpen. Check the horizontal and vertical lines of the image. Like this subject, the horizontal lines are not equal, slightly clinging downward at the right side. Fascinating structure.
Dennis

Thanks for the above observation. It's much appreciated; I should be definitely working on it; need to practice more!
Rani

Last Modified By tashi at 26 Oct 2010 - 12:41 PM

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2010 - 11:56 AM

Well done Rani and keep at it. This is a good attempt but remember Photoshop cannot rescue a bad photograph so try to get it right in camera.

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 - 12:23 PM

Nice one Rani, You have done somme good work in PS, I agree with some of the other comments regarding the horizontal and vertical lines, a touch out on the right, I use the crop tool to do this
Regards
Pete

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
26 Oct 2010 - 1:53 PM

Beautifully sharp Rani.
Cheers
Alan

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Ian_R
Ian_R  4 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 - 3:00 PM

Good work - like the finished product - Ian

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artcubis
artcubis  7 United States6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2010 - 4:18 PM

Very exotic tower of a monastery. Great detail and well presented so we can see the scale of things.

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Silverzone
26 Oct 2010 - 5:29 PM

Pleased to make this 30. Sylvia

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53649 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
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Wow you get about, lots of travelling.
You asked for comments, well in photoshop you can rotate by a custom amount of degrees, i'd rotate this shot by about 3 or 4 degrees left just to straighten it. Also i'd try and enhance the colours a bit more with a virbrance or saturation control.
These are lovely places - thanks for sharing.

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tashi
tashi  42 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 10:02 AM


Quote: Wow you get about, lots of travelling.
You asked for comments, well in photoshop you can rotate by a custom amount of degrees, i'd rotate this shot by about 3 or 4 degrees left just to straighten it. Also i'd try and enhance the colours a bit more with a virbrance or saturation control.
These are lovely places - thanks for sharing.

Very nice of you to visit my pf. I really appreciate your comments and suggestions. They really mean a lot to me, as I'm attempting to improve my photoshop skill.
Thanking you once again.
Rani

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Ezo
Ezo  4 England
29 Oct 2010 - 11:01 PM

Nice shot Rani, did'nt know this sort of thing existed in Dehradun, thought you had to go a bit further into the himalaya to see this.
Thanks for your lovely comments by the way.
Ant.

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