The Meenakshi temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2500 year old city of Madurai.
This Hindu temple attracts 15,000 visitors a day, and even more during festivals.
I am experimenting HDR technique with one single raw file. I tried to keep a result as "natural" as possible. Your comments and critics are most welcome.
Is there too much saturation?
Is this too bright?
Does it look strange?
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mmohan (744) 2012-05-05 15:24
I think you have done wonderfully well. Great details, I like the wide angle effect, no it doesn't look over saturated either.
worldcitizen (8858) 2012-05-05 16:09
The HDR in this photo looks very nice. There is a richness in the colors that really jumps out. I like the triangular composition, with the point in the center of the frame. The action is also great; I especially like the woman in red that seems to be sweeping. The wide angle gives an interesting effect, and the depth on each side is wonderful. I like it! :-)
CLODO (34918) 2012-05-06 0:09
Bel effet obtenu avec ce super grand angle et la photo en 3D est perceptible mais pas grotesque, donc l'effet HDR est réussi pour ma part. Les couleurs sont saturées et j'aime ça. J'aime bien les personnes qui animent cette image, surtout la femme qui balaie et tu as obtenu un effet de mouvement par l'adoption d'une faible vitesse d'obturation.
JFS (32459) 2012-05-06 0:40
Fascinating shot of this amazing Temp'le, I love the colors and the sence of motion. Bravo!
jhm (155276) 2012-05-06 4:16
These picture is amazing through the excellent choice of your angle.
The HDR colors are absolutely not exaggerated.
I like these lovely interior picture.
Perspective and depth are pleasant.
Composition and presentation are nice.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Tigerlily (3379) 2012-05-06 5:30
I really love the POV, the color is superb!
I have never tried sigle photo HDR, but I'm sure yo've got the wonderful colour out of it.
Miguel82 (27646) 2012-05-06 6:04
Une superbe photo de ce temple que je connais
Belles couleurs et motifs à l'intérieur, sur le plafond
très belle photo
abmdsudi (55618) 2012-05-06 10:55
Many thks to you comments.
It's always worth trying Julien to make as natural as possible. This is stunning interior shot using ultra wide 10mm and superb ant point of view together with the contrasting colours gives it all the stronger impact. Great lines with those lovely delicate patterns and this is just my kind of image I would love to shoot rendering a splendid graphical effect, with the symmetry and immense depth. You have got the exposure just right in natural light ambience and shadows which gives it such a great lift and contrast, the lady in red is just at the right spot as effective focal. Colors look natural and not oversaturared with excellent sharpness. Fine work, Well done.
everlasting (15238) 2012-05-06 12:16
I would say that you have got it just right Julian. It looks amazing without being overdone, The POV is terrific as are the colours, but the icing on the cake for me is the lady in red with the motion blur on her broom
bukitgolfb301 (42940) 2012-05-06 16:51
Hello my dear Julien
Nice idea for usage of low angle and widefocus appraoch. So well considered framework and composition.
Wonderful postcard shot with so clear, sharp and deep focusing. Fantastic painting on the cell is so attractive.
Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good start of week, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
annjackman (21899) 2012-05-07 11:57
The colours almost glow against the stonework. A super POV making good use of the patterns and symmetry. I like the woman in red sweeping in the FG. Very interesting image - well done.
Gigidusud (21151) 2012-05-08 8:05
Excellent POV et superbe effet sur ce magnifique Temple avec de très belles couleurs.J'aime beaucoup!
Angshu (56760) 2012-05-08 21:48
Good to see you 'pop-up' now & then in TE. :-)
This is a fine shot, with good use of the wide lens. The twin perspective with the arrow-head formation in the FG top works well. The HDR works really well here...wouldn't have known unless you mentioned. Very realistic result!
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-05-09 4:26
beautiful HDR composition.I´m also new fan of HDR photography and try to learn more about it.And i must admit your image is superb.You were able to create really excellent HDR,with great attenton for details and colors,but you did not let the photo apear "unreal" or like a painting,which is really great achievement.By the way,love the colorful ceiling ornamentations.They give nice contrast to the rest of composition.
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-05-09 8:17
I like the way you have captured this temple from fine angle. Love the colorful texture and ceilings with almost symmetrical framing.
Thanks and have a nice day.
yquem46 (38752) 2012-05-09 9:26
Excellent usage du très grand angulaire pour avoir cette vision symétrique sur les 2 allées
La dame chargée du balayage est très bien placée dans ta compo, très vivante
je n'aurai sincèrement pas pensé à du HDR ici
danos (99828) 2012-05-10 9:20
great the view of the interior of the Meenakshi temple,with the colourful painting on the ceilings of it to make the image so fascinating.I like the panoramic view of the temple,with the people to add life in the image.
jemaflor (99099) 2012-05-13 8:30
Impressionnante présentation avec cet effet de V renversé, cela accentue la profondeur d'image, joli résultat d'autant que cette décoration très colorée est splendide.
alpi1500 (1520) 2012-05-21 7:16
Amazing POV , very good details.
Have a nice day
m00n (2259) 2012-05-31 6:05
This is it! Exactly - fantastic wide angle
smarcell (19965) 2012-06-03 9:17
You have an excellent gallery, Julien, congratulations.
I have chosen this image for its different pov, that is very original and effective.
And also, I really agree that the HDR has to be as natural as possible. Here one has even the doubt if it si HDR or not, and this is how things shound be.
Flavia (10352) 2012-09-01 3:53
Impressionant ton point de vue. J'aime beaucoup la maniere comme tu as utilisee les angles du temple pour composer ta photo. Ce temple semble etre tres interessant avec ce melange de pierres et elements colorees.