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This portrait shot is of the head priest of the Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. He is observing the thousands of tourists crowding through this popular temple but doesn’t seem too perturbed about it. I did consider cropping this shot much more closely, but decided against it as I wanted to show his robes and also something of the weather-worn timber frame of the temple and the forest behind the temple in order to add some atmosphere to the shot. Focal length was 95mm and this is as shot except for some slight cropping and sharpening.

REPOST: In response to the helpful feedback from my friendly critiquers, I have used PS curves to reduce the paleness, increased colour saturation and adjusted colour balance (blue -9, red +6). I think that improves it quite a bit. Thanks Manny and Ken!

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