This photo is re-posted in response to kmdunlap's critique, mainly that it looked flat, i.e, no sense of 3 dimensions although the two faces were in reality a few meters apart:
The face at the background has been darkened and blurred, while the face in the foreground untouched to increase depth sensation.
I hope it's better this way.
Some background on the location:
The Bayon is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia. It was built in the 13th century as the state temple of king Jayavarman VII, and stands at the centre of his capital, Angkor Thom. Its most distinctive feature is the multitude of smiling faces on the towers which rise up to its central peak.
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Nicou (126246) 2007-02-27 13:50
magngique cliché, bien vu le net et le fflou.
Bravo et belle soirée.
Serendipity (1045) 2007-02-27 15:54
That's funny, it looks like statues kiss each other !
Very well seen POV.
kmdunlap (33) 2007-03-02 12:43
Bravo! This version is much better- the image has good depth, the closer face looks 3 dimensional, and the image has better tonality. The blurring effect and the darkening of the farther face is very effective. I'm so glad you gave it a reworking!
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-05-01 4:18
This version is better!. Good PP job.
stiginthedump (1823) 2007-05-03 11:32
You know what Guy? I prefer the original to the repost. I like the idea of filling the frame with the two heads over having one blurred and the other in focus. But what I like how you've kept the colour in the repost. Either version requires a lot more contrast though (have a play around with the levels and/or curves in Photoshop if you can). A little extra sharpness would be nice as well.
If you stick with a colour version then maybe try cloning out the little specks of brown below the lips of the first head.