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Dale Hardin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/12/2006
    You never cease to charm us with unusual subject matter, Lisa. Your ability to travel and share the culture you find is a true gift for us.

this is no exception. I like the feeling you've conveyed but think some correction to the lens distortion would be helpful. Also just a tad of sharpening might be beneficial.

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7/23/2013 9:19:41 AM

Stephen Shoff
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/23/2008

Certainly is very nice shadow to light transitions on the columns, Lisa.

If you hadn't named the image "shadow_light" I would have suggested toning down the bright in the skylight and the floor, and perhaps opening the darkest shadows on the columns up just a bit.

Great composition and story line.

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7/23/2013 10:11:25 PM

lisa anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/4/2011

Thanks very much, Dale. I think this photo could be sharpened too; what do you suggest I use to correct lens distortion?

Thanks, Stephen. I did tone down the floor a little bit, when I opened the shadows it seemed to lose some of the mood.

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7/23/2013 11:20:49 PM

Dale Hardin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/12/2006

Lisa, first would straighten it using the center pillar as a reference. Don't use the edge, use the center line and your eye. Then use the image/transform/distort tool.

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7/23/2013 11:37:29 PM

Jeff E Jensen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/8/2008

This is really interesting, Lisa. My first thought was that I wish she had more room in the frame in front of her, but the more I look at it, the more I like the mystery that is created by not knowing where she is going. Very cool!

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7/24/2013 6:19:24 AM

Elaine Hessler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/10/2011

This is really neat-I am going to miss these exotic pictures! I agree that the bright area on top needs to be toned down. Do you think too much would be missing if you cropped it off? I also was going to suggest to fix the distortion-you may get a little cropped off the sides when you use this tool. Maybe tone down the light on the floor too? Looking forward to the edits!

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7/24/2013 9:10:11 AM

Rita K. Connell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/22/2008
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great shot Lisa, I really like this, it feel like she is taking a short cut through. as for the light at the top it is needed for the light on the floor. one on the floor is a little bright.

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7/24/2013 6:59:30 PM

lisa anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/4/2011

I left packing too late so didn't have time to edit. I will try in 10 days after Yosemite. Thanks for the comments

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7/25/2013 11:02:00 AM

Debbie E. Payne
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2006

I like the mystery of where she is going or where she has been. I do think the suggestions would make this image even stronger. Martin and I came this close to going to Egypt but our timing was awful -- we couldn't have gone even if we had wanted to -- travel was not advised a couple of years ago when all that unrest happened. So we ended up in Las Vegas and Zion National Park instead. Not quite the same.

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7/25/2013 5:17:56 PM

Beth Spencer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/7/2006

This is very interesting, I will look forward to your edits. I am also looking forward to seeing Yosemite pictures.

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7/30/2013 8:06:16 PM

Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005

I've always wanted to see (any!) ruins and monuments in Egypt... some day!
I'm going to veer off from the other comments; I'm not really crazy about this image. (Probably my own bias for architecture is influencing my opinion.) For me, while there's lots of old stone to like in it, there isn't enough "architecture" in it (I want to see more of the column capitals maybe? Or hieroglyphics? Or perhaps without the modern-era skylight intruding on the ancient space? Not sure...) And then I think the woman walking through the scene would certainly have potential to add to a sense of story - but I think there's just enough motion blur on her to be problematic; not enough to be artistic/moody? Perhaps the sharpening edits will clean her up a bit, and then it wouldn't detract for me as much. But it is a tough one for me; I don't feel the image is really about her, but I also don't feel it is a capture about the architecture, either.
I definitely envy your travels!!

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8/4/2013 10:47:23 AM

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