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Prayer time

By mmz_khan    
This picture was taken at Bhutan at a monastery. These three Grandmas was busy with their prayer activity and all off a sudden they start laughing when they notice I was taking their picture.

Main file is added in Mod for reference...

Tags: Prayer Grandma Grandmother Bhutan Portraits and people

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2476 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2019 9:15PM
And the child is totally perplexed by it all, that's the joy of it!

You've done a nice job in editing this. Just tone down saturation on reds a little (because you are losing some detail there), and get rid of the green bits top right. Otherwise it's fine.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2476 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2019 9:32PM
I've added two modifications, the first is your processing with the two adjustments as above, the second is worked from your original. It's a bit underexposed, and it needs a small rotation.

We are not seeing the Exif data, which would be useful.
24 Feb 2019 11:47PM
Hi Moira

Thanks for the Mod. for some reason my Exif data are not getting displayed. I have added the Exif data for ref.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2476 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2019 8:15AM
Thanks. I was wondering if the shutter speed might be just a bit too slow for the ladies' movement. I'd have preferred a wee bit faster.
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4282 Canada
25 Feb 2019 1:12PM
A lovely candid. Is that a part of a video camera on the left in the original? Ive filled it in rather than crop.

Mods are done using the original, less contrast, the red jacket desaturated a little, exposure increased where the people are.

Mod 2 has recovered a little of the detail in the wall.


tonyng Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2019 2:12PM
You have captured a light-hearted moment which is rather pleasing. I would have preferred to have seen a bit more on the left to place the lady on the left more central. Please see mod 6. Regards.
26 Feb 2019 2:59AM
Thanks all for your comments and Mod.

Wille @ Yes. Your ps is flawless. I tried and my ps work was not that good. so i took the easy way. cropped it.

paulbroad Plus
14 131 1293 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2019 8:46AM
Very interesting but that strong slightly less than natural colouring again? Are you over processing or is the camera set up for the high saturation? I would crop more of the top - the building roof , being light coloured, pulls attention a bit.

26 Feb 2019 3:33PM
It is over saturated. I was trying to play with the saturation and try to find a optimum point. I think i need to reduce the saturation more to make it acceptable...
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1895 England
26 Feb 2019 8:43PM
A possible solution... Shoot with natural or portrait colour, and don't mess with it unless you particulalry want somethign stronger.

I think in terms of film, still: a lot of people loved Fuji Velvia's strident colours: I always preferred the soft and muted hues that Agfachrome Professional slide film gave. Gentle is usually good.
27 Feb 2019 4:16AM
point noted...

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