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this is an ASHURA

Camera:Nikon D60 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5~4.5G IF ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Storyteller Candle
Username:Ali_Barghafshan Ali_Barghafshan
Uploaded:26 Jun 2009 - 4:52 PM
Tags:General, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract
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pamelajean Critique Team 9930 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1756 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2009 - 5:54 PM

Hello, Ali. I like the effect of the light from the candles illuminating Ashura, but the image has a strong contrast of light and shadow as a result. The colours are rich and warm, and the detail is good. I'd like to have seen a bit more space on the left, in front of the horse's head, and ideally both sides, as the horse is quite tight in the frame. In my modification, I brightened the image, lifted the shadows at the top, reduced the highlights at the bottom, sharpened the focus, adjusted levels and then cloned out a few of the smaller candles as they just seemed to be a jumble at the bottom of the frame. I realise some have burnt down further than others, but it feels neater to me.

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