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Royal inheritance

By AjuPallichal    
Suspending lamp from the famed Padmanabhapuram Palace

Tags: Photo journalism General Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro

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pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 7:27PM
I like the subject, Aju, and the rich warm tones of the palace building. The horse has a lovely shape.
There is quite a bit of noise or grain in the image, suggesting that you used a high ISO setting, but you have not included your camera settings. So I don't know what aperture you used, either, but you do have a nicely diffused background which, though busy, is not too distracting.
There is some light coming from the right side, which is nicely highlighting the edges of your lamp, but if you had used your flash, there would be more detail apparent on the horse and figure. It is almost a silhouette here.
The horizontal and vertical lines of the building are not straight. It would be easy to use your frame edge to level these at the time of shooting or use a thirds grid on your screen, if you have that option.
On the subject of "thirds" (Rule Of Thirds), your lamp is quite central in your frame and would look better if there were less space on the left side, leaving space in front of the figure/lamp. For the majority of photographic situations, it does help. Getting the main subject out of the centre of the picture provides a better image. If you photograph a person or figure that is looking off in one direction, generally you should position them to one side of your shot so their head is pointing in the direction they are looking.
I think this image might have worked well using a vertical/portrait format, so that you had less space either side of the lamp, and you could have chosen to include more of the chain.
In my modification I used Perspective Correction to straighten the lines of the building, cropped to place the lamp to the left of the frame, brightened, but didn't remove the noise because it deteriorated the image too much at this small size.

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Surely i will improve next time sir , I like ur modification ...

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