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Istiqlal

By namreH_noV
I would like to hear from you. This photo was taken with pocket camera so there was no other manual option, so what I did just about composition.

Tags: Architecture Mosque Architecture and buildings

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dudler Plus
16 950 1521 England
3 Jul 2019 9:30AM
There's the same thing that people mentioned on your first post - it's slightly tilted.

I rather like the picture - it makes me want to know more, about the buildings and the people.

It would be good either to have more on the right, , possibly with the building you were next to coming into the picture and framing this courtyard.

I can also see two distinct images within the picture - one of the building opposite you, another just of the people.

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Quote:There's the same thing that people mentioned on your first post - it's slightly tilted.

I rather like the picture - it makes me want to know more, about the buildings and the people.

It would be good either to have more on the right, , possibly with the building you were next to coming into the picture and framing this courtyard.

I can also see two distinct images within the picture - one of the building opposite you, another just of the people.



Halo Dudler! Selamat sore (good afternoon) thanks for the correction. I love the first one more interesting than mine.

Von Herman
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
3 Jul 2019 3:39PM
This is a small section of the largest mosque in South East Asia according to Wiki.

The shot was taken a few years back, but the physics regarding how camera react to light hasnt changed! The camera did well to provide an average lighting result, with decent highlights and shadows. Both can be improved in post processing, which is what Ive done.

Like dudler mentioned it needs a slight rotation to get the centre verticals straight. As I mentioned before, its an option whether you want to leave the sides leaning in, of not, - Ive applied some correction in the mod.


Interesting variation have been uploaded by dudler, - so you can see options!

10:37 AM here in Ontario Canada, Wednesday, July 3rd.


regards



Willie
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2019 6:54PM
I, too, rather like this. Noting wrong with your composition other than the slight lean and the verticals do not bother me.

paul
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2094 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2019 7:24PM
It's an interesting mosque, Von Herman, and Istiqlal is Arabic for "independence" - built to commemorate Indonesian independence.

You have carefully tried to include as much of the mosque as possible, but sometimes a composition can be improved by simply showing interesting architectural features of a building, not necessarily the whole of it. Drawing attention to architectural details often has more impact.
The black triangle top right is unfortunate, and very distracting.

I have straightened the verticals in my modification, but, as has been said, that's not compulsory.
I then cropped, making sure to include both of the domes, which are important features to a mosque.

My crop on the right side reduces the row of people. These people are in shadow and therefore quite dark. My crop to the left side simply reduces some "dead" space. My crops to the top and bottom simply place the base of the mosque on a thirds line (see Rule Of Thirds if you don't know about this, or ask us here).
I then brightened the image, boosted the colours and sharpened.

What are all of the bits and pieces on the ground? Could it be rubbish?

Pamela.



Quote:It's an interesting mosque, Von Herman, and Istiqlal is Arabic for "independence" - built to commemorate Indonesian independence.

You have carefully tried to include as much of the mosque as possible, but sometimes a composition can be improved by simply showing interesting architectural features of a building, not necessarily the whole of it. Drawing attention to architectural details often has more impact.
The black triangle top right is unfortunate, and very distracting.

I have straightened the verticals in my modification, but, as has been said, that's not compulsory.
I then cropped, making sure to include both of the domes, which are important features to a mosque.

My crop on the right side reduces the row of people. These people are in shadow and therefore quite dark. My crop to the left side simply reduces some "dead" space. My crops to the top and bottom simply place the base of the mosque on a thirds line (see Rule Of Thirds if you don't know about this, or ask us here).
I then brightened the image, boosted the colours and sharpened.

What are all of the bits and pieces on the ground? Could it be rubbish?

Pamela.





Halo Pamela! Nice to hear from you... Thank you for the correction. Umm,,, it is exactly not rubbish but paper after they have finished pray they left it away I know it isn't good but that behavior is still a problem in many Asian countries (because I think it isn't only in Indonesia). I'm so sorry for that because that reduce the aesthetics of a place.

Von Herman.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 591 England
4 Jul 2019 5:31PM
Composition ios fine, apart from the distractin bit of another building top right. It can be cloned out.
I's nice to correct for converging verticals, but it's slight here and as we're looking up it's accepted.
It's more important to correct a lean by rotating the image a fraction in post processing, as the eye expects to see verticals, well, vertical.

It's a pity about the paper, in terms of making the place look untidy, but great as a record for what people do now. In years to come when there is more responsibility for the environment this will be an image to say 'that's how it was back then'. Perhaps you could take another picture (soon) just concentrating on the paper.
dudler Plus
16 950 1521 England
5 Jul 2019 10:06AM
I think that the paper left around will be a cause of far greater distress to the faithful than it is to all of us, to be honest... For us, it's untidy: I can envisage that it is actually rather disrespectful in religous terms.
Thank you guys... For the constructive corrections. I'm so appreciate.

Best regards

Von Hermann.

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