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wahsehman

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1. What area is critique to be sought?
- Overall but am hoping more on B&W conversion technique though.

2. What one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
- Was experimenting with the B&W settings of Lightroom. Hoping to achieve a "pop-out" look by playing around with shadows.

3. Under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
- The pic was taken under bright noon sunlight.
- I do not have any CPL or ND filters.

4. What the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture?
- I quite like the clouds which was not obstructing the statue from behind.

Am looking forward for any C&Cs be it photography or Lightroom techniques on B&W photos.

Thanks! :D
 

ed9119

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composition seems well balanced between foreground and background sky . The sharpening seems over done a little with the clouds ? (guessing)

i can feel the hot sun beating down on it even if its in BW lol !!!
 

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huh... why it looks like poor buddha being cut and pasted in it.

weird... it just doesnt feel like its naturally blending it. kinda forced. not to my taste at least:x

kinda wondering. unless sky is very clear (cloudless) i dun think u can get such a rich sky.
 

johnlim

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All the highlights are missing; A simple auto-level would have brought back the contrast.

The right shoulder and hand are cut off which I think compositionally, is not very pleasing to look at. :think:
 

wahsehman

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Thank you guys so much for the C&C.

I didn't really noticed it was overly done but thanks for pointing it out.
I did try "Auto Tone" but it didn't really help much.
This is because the sun was relentlessly shinning down and the original photo was underexposed for the statue part.
My initial thought was to bring out the details in the statue itself.
I will definitely be more cautious during "Lightrooming" next time.
Cheers. :thumbsup:
 

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