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Priests Blessing

By WeeGeordieLass    
Queues of people waited to be blessed by the ash covered Nagas at the Kumbh Mela. It was fascinating to witness these intimate moments.

I wanted to concentrate attention on the Naga and his devotee so have cropped and cloned.

I've uploaded the original before any processing was carried out, and would appreciate any constructive critique.

Thanks for looking

Elaine Grin

Tags: General Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3894 Canada
4 Jun 2013 3:15PM
Hi Elaine.

Youve done what you set out to do, and focused only on the interaction between the two men.

For me, compared to the original shot, the mod is too bright, and excludes too much of the environment. The colour is a little bleached, and Im sure there some sort of significance to the green birds.

You can see a neighbour Naga on the left plying his trade, - why not leave it in, and more of the atmosphere to convey the scene more fully, than simply the rubbing on of the ash? The light through the orange/yellow canvas imparts a nice warm tone too thats best left I think.

Ive uploaded a mod to show what I mean.

A nice shot with good timing.



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paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 6:55AM
A good effort but the final colour is a little pastel again. It's a slight lack of contrast that causes this giving a drop in colour intensity.

5 Jun 2013 11:50AM
Hi Willie and Paul,

Thanks for your advice. I agree Willie that your mod tells more of the story, which will be more interesting to the viewer.

I'll add a touch more interest Paul, thanks for the advice.

Cheers for your help both GrinGrin


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