re-scanned merging two scans with different gains, fixed tilt, improved colour, D&B to brighten FG, sharpened
The Brihadeeswarar temple (Tamil: பிருஹதீஸ்வரர் கோவில்) (also spelled Brihadeshvara Temple) is an ancient Hindu temple located at Thanjavur in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. This 10th century CE temple, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Great Living Chola Temples", is a brilliant example of the Dravidian style of temple architecture. The central temple known as the Periya Kovil (Big Temple) stands within a fort, whose walls are later additions built during the 16th century. The name periya kovil came from its original name "periya aavudayar kovil" (aavudayar being a local name of Lord Shiva). The vimana (main tower) of the temple is about 70 m high and is the tallest in the world. It was so designed that the vimana never casts a shadow at noon at any part of the year. (from wikipedia)
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heimann2 (732) 2009-03-27 23:07
a nice temple in a beautiful light. Good shot. The woman in white makes it perfect.
jhm (145072) 2009-03-28 1:04
Also took you this picture of a scan, it's wonderful of colour.
Great captured, nice composed, good presentation.
real colours also a lovely contrast with the blue sky in background. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
scalerman (26900) 2009-03-28 8:32
Stephen: great scale differentiation here - and you got the light - a classic shot, old boy... c
trekks (14348) 2009-03-29 0:05
I will always remember you by A700 ownership :) And from your extensive past travels, you have a good list of countries on your profile.
This is a good quality scan of 1994 and a good job at merger of 2 scans. The result is a good piece of work showing the temple with warm light, moon and a bird in flight.
Funny how I was doing exactly this same shooting at Angkor Wat, albeit 14 yrs later, holding the camera waiting for the birds to fly around, and with the moon in the BG. Except I had 70-200mm lens trying to do multiple overlapping frames for stitch job. I hope I can try a stitch job and the result can turn as good as yours here.
Good tilt correction and very well presented, especially with a white robed person walking by in a BG of colorful temple. Good work.
holmertz (45903) 2009-03-29 7:28
A marvellously improved version. You managed to get a very good light on the vimana as well as the foreground. The man walking by is of course important to the composition, but I am also very fond of the moon to the right and the tiny little kite (or whatever) to the left.
alftrek (3270) 2009-03-29 8:22
A good square on shot of this temple under good lighting and the blue sky. The details are rich despite scanning, I believe you must have a good scanner. I appreciate also the little things in this timely composition, the moon, bird and the man in white, all wonderfully placed for a superb finishing touch. See you soon and Borneo awaits your arrival too!
dvlazar (6644) 2009-03-29 19:33
Nice to see the slide become digital - and with the strong colors youd expect from slide film. Great vertical framing and its nice with that man there too.
patdeph (35748) 2009-04-08 1:00
you had here a marvelous light to enhance the beauty of this fabulous architecture!I like very much the incluson of a woman to give life at this wonderful picture!Really splendid!