Jama Masjid is the biggest mosque in India and is pretty beautiful place. Only problem is all the pigeons.
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dawekato (2269) 2004-08-31 11:02
I don't find the pigeons a problem. You have created a pretty interesting image with them. My only problem with the pic is the converging verticals as a result of a wide angle lens. Also, maybe there is an extreme magenta cast, but it does add to the atmosphere.
sohrab (7439) 2004-09-01 9:57
actually i dont have a probelem with the converging verticals. it's a part of documentart photogrpahy. look up some issues of national geographic magazine. you'll find enough there. the only problem is what has already been mentioned . too much magenta cast. even i work on film and am not very digital savvy , but what i would do is that i would use photoshop to convert it into greyscale and just play around with the curves to get the essential adjustments. leaving that aside the photograph is very nice.one more thing. pigeons are an essential part of a masjid. youll find them in all the masjids. you shouldnt get bothered by them as they can really make a photograph look good. goto www.stevemccurry.com . then goto the afghanistan link and look at i think the 18th image there. you'll understand
MKING (3054) 2004-09-08 10:10
Love the birds exploding out from the centre, very eye catching indeed and the mosque is well placed in the frame, circling the square and the birds. Only niggle would be that the people in the foreground are cropped; perhaps crouching lower to capture more of them might have worked a bit better.
Converging verticals is something all of us are going to encounter with wide angle lenses unless we're rich enough to fork it out for perspective correction optics.
Pigeons, while being the rats of the air and their propensity for delivering goodies to all who happen to be under them, do make for interesting subjects and an easy target for non-avid bird watchers... :)
I recently recalibrated my monitor so I was curious to see some of your sepia work first...
I don't see a magenta colour cast here-- it's a reddish, bronze sort of warm which is what I'd expect for sepia.
Arusem (47) 2005-04-19 20:50
Very nice David... I want to visit this place sometime in the future. I like the toning in this and actually like the inclusion of the pigeons.