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Mysthic of Bagan, Myanmar

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Taken from one of the many pagodas in the Bagan village and was fortunate to have a very good light for this shot.

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Feb 2013 - 10:45 PM
Title:Mysthic of Bagan, Myanmar
Username:Benlib Benlib
Uploaded:6 Sep 2013 - 5:32 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Landscape; sunset; travel photography
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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 5:55 AM

Wonderfully atmospheric.

Lavina

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 533 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 7:03 AM

Excellent shot

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104015 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 7:51 AM

wonderfully atmospheric shot...have had a play in LR4..lifted some of the shadows....hope it hasn't detracted from the original concept SmileSmile

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moiral
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6 Sep 2013 - 8:29 AM

Beautiful. Moira

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 8:56 AM

Very nicely spotted and huge effect. I might just have preferred the cart and people a touch further unto the frame. May be not possible. You give no exposure info which helps us understand. Whilst being so effective, the image is rather unsharp everywhere and I suspect a low shutter speed and movement. Actually, that doesn't detract as much in this case as it would in others.

Paul

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Mike43
Mike43 e2 Member 3Mike43 vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 8:59 AM

For me your picture is in the last bottom two thirds (see uploaded mod) yes I know it leans to the left but maybe there is a bit more space on the original to move the people into the center.
If it works out you will have a great atmospheric shot.
Mike.

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TONKSPHOTO
6 Sep 2013 - 9:12 AM

Great depth in this image........John

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 9:13 AM

The plains of Bagan are littered with wonderful pagodas and temples. I'm sure you will have captured many more which show them in more detail. I realise you have included the one in this image for context but the sky to me is too bright. By cropping out the sky (and pagoda) it reduces the overall tonal range (think that's the correct terminology Smile) and let's the image sit easier on the eye. I've put up a mod to that effect, with a touch of extra contrast and a little sharpening.

Dave

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10826 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2832 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 4:42 PM

This is a gorgeous shot. Almost magical, with that warm light, dust, ane the L shaped line of the people.

There are some good points already made, and good mods.

Looking at the image for a while, I can see these people appear to be coming along a trail from the pagodas. So, for me, I would think leaving the pagodas in, but adding width will balance the shot.

Some work on light and shadow to reduce the very bright top, add sharpening which works well, and the result is what you see in the mod.


Hope you like it, and view large.



regards



Willie

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Benlib
Benlib  23 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 1:26 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions and modifications. Much appreciated. This platform has such a great community where novice like me can learn from many masters. Happy shooting guys(gals).

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Glashutte
Glashutte  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 7:32 PM

Beautiful image

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viscostatic
26 Sep 2013 - 8:29 AM

This is a beautiful timeless image. Great photography.

Phil.

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 340 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 10:41 PM

nice image of true life.......



Paul.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 12:03 AM

This is a beautiful image with so many different mods.
I think banehawi has got it sussed.
If you like somebody's mod or advice - it is good to nominate as constructive.
The critique team and members often give very good advice an dwe all learn from each other.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Benlib
Benlib  23 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 1:18 AM

I second that. He did spent time looking at this shot thoroughly. Good that we are all learning and sharing from one another.

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WesternRed
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7 Nov 2013 - 1:21 AM

Lovely composed with the portrait affect. The light is spot on with that great soft affect. Well done.
WesternRed.

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jacquig
8 Nov 2013 - 10:21 PM

I love the lighting and atmosphere of this shot. And the fact that you saw the potential in capturing it.

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tonyguitar
16 May 2014 - 5:14 PM

Paul and Western Red said it for me. Looks more like a magical morning mist. One discovers the horse and buggy moments after first seeing the image. That only adds to the overall charm. A fine ' two stage ' image. Full of interest. TG

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