Richard Siersma  

Ginkaku-ji Temple by Richard Siersma

August 2020 - Ginkaku-ji Temple

August 2020 - Richard Siersma


About the Image(s)

This image of the Ginkaku-ji Temple was scanned from a negative and was taken on a trip to Kyoto. Original adjustments were made in PS. Since it was a rather grey day I used Luminar 4 to put in the sky. I then made a selection of the new sky which was copied and pasted into a new layer; I rotated the image 180 degrees then flipped it horizontally. Next, I reduced the luminosity and the saturation. I moved the sky layer under the temple layer; using Topaz mask, I created a mask for water. I reduced the opacity of the sky layer to 65%.

2 comments posted

Stephen Mayeux   Stephen Mayeux
I like your image with the sky replaced in the original image. I like the angled tree on the left and its reflection in the water. The building and its reflection are good but could be improved if the top of the structure were included. My thoughts are usually the reflection is darker than the sky and the surrounding areas but that does not seem to be the case here.   Posted: 08/01/2020 09:37:21

Bob Laster   Bob Laster
I also like the image with your sky conversion and darkening. Wonder if some more contrast or darkening would make the pagoda jump out more. The foreground shrubs seem a little fuzzy after the sky flip into the water? Occasionally the clone tool set on much less than 100% can transfer the sky reflection into water.   Posted: 08/01/2020 11:11:23


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