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A temple on a hill

By drjskatre
I like this temple. I have done images here in many ways, night, startrails, infrared colour, infrared monochrome. This time I have attempted monochrome with slow shutter and with regular camera.

Tags: Sky Clouds Trees Monochrome Black and white Fort Hill Steps Temple Slow shutter speed

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paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2018 11:22AM
A fine strong image with first rate mono tone. Well composed. I'm not normally a landscape fan but this has impact.


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dudler Plus
16 949 1521 England
5 Sep 2018 11:24AM
I think you've done just about everything right here, Jitendra.

Al lthe technical settings make sense, and you've taken great care to position the temple in a way htat makes it imposing. The bright, streaked sky behind it hints at the way that religion is a gateway to understanding some of hte mysteries of life - or, at the least, coming to terms with them.

It would be possible to suggest a priest or a pilgrim on the steps, on the lower right third, but I would entirely understand if you didn't want to include anyone. Belief is between one person and their deity...
drjskatre 10 8 India
5 Sep 2018 11:37AM
Thanks Paul and 'dudler' for your appreciation. Your comments have always been a great help to me.
5 Sep 2018 12:21PM
i like the composition and tones here, very nicely taken indeed,

the time of taking the image suggests there is some light in the sky, have you used a big stopper or all together altered the sky?...

you may have altered the sky and in this case some corrections or precise work is better above the temple roof because it looks odd...
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
5 Sep 2018 12:51PM
Its an impressive scene, but certainly theres something quite odd going on where the temple and buildings meet the sky?
drjskatre 10 8 India
5 Sep 2018 1:21PM
Thanks everybody for comments. No, I have not changed the sky. I have indeed used 9 stop ND and 4 stop ND filters together and I have processed the sky separately.
5 Sep 2018 1:53PM
Thanks for your reply...

You have done a very good job but at the time of processing you should work with 100% enlarging the image in this way you can avoid some minimal mistakes...

Your setting and choise of nd and nd grad looks very good...without the processing your image should have emerged also as a good one (if you have technically correctly applied that filters)...does it further needed any huge processing as you have done here...
seochris 1 4 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2018 2:52PM
lovely photo..... I'm a huge fan of mono but would love to see the colour version to see what value the mono has added....
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
5 Sep 2018 4:57PM
Ive cleaned up some ragged edges in a mod.
drjskatre 10 8 India
6 Sep 2018 4:18AM
Thanks 'banehawi'...Thanks everybody else for comments....

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