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Jai Vishal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/8/2008
 

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  Temples of Thailand
Temples of Thailand
F10, 1/250, 26-June-2008, 9:48 am, Bangkok, Thailand, Canon EOS 400D, 18-55 mm Kit Lens
© Jai Vishal
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Hi,

I am an amateur photographer and seriously looking to be serious. I have uploaded one of my good photographs PhotoID#6724433 and would like to have some reviews by other senior and mature photographers here. Please feel free to as me questions and I would be glad to answer, discuss and improve.

cheers,
Vishal


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8/8/2008 11:43:37 AM

 
John Rhodes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
  Hello Jai, I see twomajor problems with the image. The worst is the noise that is very evident, especially around the temple spires. This may be the result of too aggressive sharpening. If you have the original file, you could process again with much less sharpening. If the original is blurry, throw it away and reshoot the scene. Also, the perspective need correction because the spires are leaning in toward the center; often seen in architectual shots when tilting the cmaera up. The problem can be easily corrected by applying crop with perspective correction.

Good luck.
John


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8/8/2008 12:03:42 PM

 
Jai Vishal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/8/2008
 
 
  Temples of Thailand
Temples of Thailand
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Canon EOS Digital ...
 
 
Hi John,

Thanks a pile to find time to have a look and comment. Sharing another copy of the image. Guess noise was not there in the originally, it was a result of the resizing of the image wrongly. I would admire your valuable feedback again.
Dont know how to corerct the perspective. I can also see that spires are leaning towards the center but what could I have done and what can I do now?


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8/9/2008 12:17:49 PM

 
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Hi Jay,

resizing an image does not add nor distract noise.
In PSE, afaik, you can correct the perspective. Probably under 'Filters' in the menubar.

Have fun!


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8/10/2008 2:46:28 AM

 
  The sky looks nice


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8/10/2008 12:20:04 PM

 
John G. Clifford Jr
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/18/2005
  Looks like an interesting subject, but your composition is way off. You've cut off the left and right sides of the subjects, which is very distracting. This is really just a snapshot.

I'd recommend doing a little reading on composition. But, the biggest hint I can give you is to not make the mistake that many do... by concentrating on the subject through the viewfinder and forgetting to look at the viewfinder as a whole, because that viewfinder is framing the photo you're about to take. You've got to stop looking and start SEEING.

I don't know where this was taken, but my first inclination would have been to either get back a ways, and then zoom in to isolate the subjects from their background with a longer focal length, or else to get very close, and down low, and use a very short focal length (wide-angle lens) and shoot up. In either case, I'd concentrate on the entire image through the viewfinder, and try to make an image that I'd want to hang on my wall.

Go ahead and try these tips on a variety of subjects in and around your house, and you'll get the hang of it.


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8/11/2008 11:18:29 PM

 
Jai Vishal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/8/2008
  Hi John,

Thanks for taking out time and putting in your valuable comments. I would try to incorporate these tips fron next time onwards. But just to clarify this was clicked in a temple area of Thailand and the surrounding of this image was very cluttered and out of sync with the image hence I decided not to include in my image. Anyway I would try to incorporate the out-of-box thinking while shooting and be more creative.

cheers,
Jai


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8/18/2008 7:54:58 PM

 
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