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Mysthic of Bagan, Myanmar

By Benlib
Taken from one of the many pagodas in the Bagan village and was fortunate to have a very good light for this shot.

Tags: Landscape and travel Landscape sunset travel photography

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6 Sep 2013 5:55AM
Wonderfully atmospheric.


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fazzer Plus
8 54 7 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 7:03AM
Excellent shot
cats_123 Plus
13 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
6 Sep 2013 7:51AM
wonderfully atmospheric shot...have had a play in LR4..lifted some of the shadows....hope it hasn't detracted from the original concept SmileSmile
6 Sep 2013 8:29AM
Beautiful. Moira
paulbroad Plus
10 123 1218 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 8:56AM
Very nicely spotted and huge effect. I might just have preferred the cart and people a touch further unto the frame. May be not possible. You give no exposure info which helps us understand. Whilst being so effective, the image is rather unsharp everywhere and I suspect a low shutter speed and movement. Actually, that doesn't detract as much in this case as it would in others.

Mike43 Plus
6 18 21 England
6 Sep 2013 8:59AM
For me your picture is in the last bottom two thirds (see uploaded mod) yes I know it leans to the left but maybe there is a bit more space on the original to move the people into the center.
If it works out you will have a great atmospheric shot.
Great depth in this image........John
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
6 Sep 2013 9:13AM
The plains of Bagan are littered with wonderful pagodas and temples. I'm sure you will have captured many more which show them in more detail. I realise you have included the one in this image for context but the sky to me is too bright. By cropping out the sky (and pagoda) it reduces the overall tonal range (think that's the correct terminology Smile) and let's the image sit easier on the eye. I've put up a mod to that effect, with a touch of extra contrast and a little sharpening.

banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3812 Canada
6 Sep 2013 4:42PM
This is a gorgeous shot. Almost magical, with that warm light, dust, ane the L shaped line of the people.

There are some good points already made, and good mods.

Looking at the image for a while, I can see these people appear to be coming along a trail from the pagodas. So, for me, I would think leaving the pagodas in, but adding width will balance the shot.

Some work on light and shadow to reduce the very bright top, add sharpening which works well, and the result is what you see in the mod.

Hope you like it, and view large.


Benlib Plus
6 1 3
10 Sep 2013 1:26AM
Thanks for all the suggestions and modifications. Much appreciated. This platform has such a great community where novice like me can learn from many masters. Happy shooting guys(gals).
Glashutte Plus
11 21 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 7:32PM
Beautiful image
26 Sep 2013 8:29AM
This is a beautiful timeless image. Great photography.

27 Sep 2013 10:41PM
nice image of true life.......

Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 12:03AM
This is a beautiful image with so many different mods.
I think banehawi has got it sussed.
If you like somebody's mod or advice - it is good to nominate as constructive.
The critique team and members often give very good advice an dwe all learn from each other.
Benlib Plus
6 1 3
25 Oct 2013 1:18AM
I second that. He did spent time looking at this shot thoroughly. Good that we are all learning and sharing from one another.
Lovely composed with the portrait affect. The light is spot on with that great soft affect. Well done.
8 Nov 2013 10:21PM
I love the lighting and atmosphere of this shot. And the fact that you saw the potential in capturing it.
tonyguitar Plus
5 61 37 Canada
16 May 2014 5:14PM
Paul and Western Red said it for me. Looks more like a magical morning mist. One discovers the horse and buggy moments after first seeing the image. That only adds to the overall charm. A fine ' two stage ' image. Full of interest. TG

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