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Storyteller Candle

By Ali_Barghafshan
this is an ASHURA

Tags: Photo journalism General Specialist and abstract

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pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 5:54PM
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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