Here's the close up of the garlands in my previous photo here
The time I took this photo about 11:40AM and some stalls were open for business. I am not sure how often devotees will wear these. They do look pretty and colorful.
No flash was used in this photo and lights are from the surrounding. The bottom part of the garlands was over exposed slightly. The could be due to the parasol on top didn't provide shading.
This photo is heavily cropped to focus on these garlands. Adjusted contrast and sharpness.
All critiques and comments are welcome.
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rabani (9645) 2005-09-23 5:47
Chai, going vertical or potrait with these garlands was thoughtful. I don't see anything over exposed where you mentioned. Except maybe the faded red stool with blue pail, is a bit distracting.
kclai (2267) 2005-09-23 21:32
You came back with a close-up shot of the flowers. This looked good but still, it lack the activities. Maybe you ought to wait for a few hand or two reaching for the flowers. What do you think bout it??
Cool work, Chai.
jhm (157932) 2005-09-26 6:13
A lovely presentation this colourful picture, splendid daily life shot, the sharpness and clarity are very well.
Thanks a lot.
carmem_busko (3718) 2005-09-27 0:54
Very good cropping and DOF.
I like the colorful subject... but if it was mine, I'd try to desaturate the background objjects a little.
Cheers... and thank you!!
ajcsousa (1804) 2005-09-27 3:13
Nice shot. Good composition. Great colors, very clear and sharp. Well done
oochappan (16173) 2005-09-28 2:25
It is colorful and perfectly sharp, almost all same flowers used in India to make garlands, I miss a bit a person or a conterweight in the picture, the small part of the bucket is not enough but on itself is a good subject in a perfect perspective well chosen view.
gantzt (484) 2005-09-28 7:42
Nice colors and lines. Seeing things from other cultures is very interesting. Thanks.
sarju (5324) 2005-09-28 9:43
I like this abstract and very colourful photo .... good composition and it is a pleasure to see so many colours in this photo .... I also like the DOF in this photo ... very effective
cheers .... sarju
Rushabh (389) 2005-09-29 0:31
nice shot of the garlands. Vibrant color and could almost smell them! :)
jwmunro (286) 2005-10-06 13:27
Lovely flowers and the exposure looks to be right on the money though one of the yellow flowers does appear to be tad bright. A little dodgeing might tone it done a bit but I don't think it is to critical. As an after thought, I am not sure the step stool and buck add to the image.
Thanks for sharing
aloyho (6798) 2005-10-11 2:47
A shot where the colours are beautifully recorded. Not using the flash is a good move and I always prefer natural lighting too. Glad that you appreciate these garlands and flowers. Well seen and captured!! Have a nice day.