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Red lanterns

By MarvKoon
Houhai- the nightlife district in Beijing.
I liked the red lanterns here on the jetty and tried a few compositions.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:15PM
This is really bright and eye-catching, Marvin, and I like the reflections. The image has a tilt to the left (see the poles and their reflections) and so I straightened it using the line of lights on the buildings in my modification, which brought the poles and reflections into line. I felt your boat was a little too central, and so I cropped the left side. It is inevitable that the red lanterns are going to make everything else look red, but I felt that the lanterns would stand out better if the background were a bit less red. I reduced the saturation before any other editing because increasing the contrast would have brightened them too much, then adjusted levels and sharpened. I wonder if you tried a vertical format, to include more of the lantern reflections? I do like the symmetry and perspective you have captured.

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