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An Oldie But Still A Goodie by Gregory Waldron

January 2021 - An Oldie But Still A Goodie

January 2021 - Gregory Waldron

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This image was taken back in the 90s with a film camera. With all the new technologies available for photographers, I decided to revisit some of my old images. I always like this image, but there were a few things I wished I could correct. The image was a scan from a print. I ran it in Topaz Jpeg to Raw to get a clean file. I used Photoshop to eliminate some of the key stoning in the outer columns. I also added a sky replacement to add some interest in the background. What has always drawn me to this image is the pure beauty of the Taj and the scale and color introduced by the people in the foreground.


11 comments posted




Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Greg - What a nice improvement over the original. It's great to have such a beautiful and historical structure as the main focal point for your starting point. You have done a marvelous job with the processing. I agree with you about the scale and color added by those on site - yet they are a subtle and are not a distraction. Happy New Year!   Posted: 01/09/2021 01:05:07
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Darcy,
Thanks for your comments.
Greg   Posted: 01/09/2021 12:05:34



Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Hi Greg well processed image from the original, you have brought out the detail in the texture and shadows giving a realistic image with depth. Tonal range is good and your handling of the sky works. Only negative is the scaffolding on the right front tower, suggesting it would be easy to remove. Well handled image   Posted: 01/09/2021 02:49:48
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Tom,
Thanks for your feedback.
Greg   Posted: 01/09/2021 12:06:13



John W Whitt   John W Whitt
Wow, Greg, what a great image!!! It is so well done from an interest standpoint, the composition, the lighting, the exposure are all VERY WELL DONE. I would be VERY PROUD to have this in my portfolio So, very well done. This aleady powerful image MIGHT be enhanced by increasing the exposure VERY SLIGHTLY so as to focus the eye on the Taj. The sky replacement is, to my eye, a little too blue and you might consider decreasing the saturation a bit. See Thumbnail. Again, a very well done image.   Posted: 01/09/2021 09:27:50
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Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
John,
Thanks for your feedback. Your feedback helps me see the little things. Your slight changes helped improve the image and also my thinking about my post processing.
Again, thanks for helping me grow.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 01/09/2021 12:10:06



Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
You did a very impressive job in your editing. The detail that you brought out really makes the image work.   Posted: 01/09/2021 12:46:22



Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
You did a very impressive job in your editing. The detail that you brought out really makes the image work.   Posted: 01/09/2021 12:46:30
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Larry,
Thanks for your feedback. It's been fun working on some of my old images with the new releases in technology. The Taj is a very special place and I was trying to do justice to its beauty.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 01/14/2021 09:50:25



Quang Phan   Quang Phan
Hi Greg,
Happy New Year. The image is very post processed. I like the work to reduce brightness, increase sharpness and contrast. The sky replacement is nice with light clouds.

I would like if you could try to stand in the center line of the pond so you will have perfect symmetrical architecture. Also I would suggest to crop image on the right little bit to make it balanced with the left. Thanks for showing. I have not been this place and wish to travel there.   Posted: 01/14/2021 09:03:55



Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Quang,
Thanks for your feedback. I agree with your suggestions. I am not sure I will make it back to the Taj, but if I do, I will focus more on getting a better composed image. If you ever get an opportunity to visit the Taj, it is definitely worth the trip.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 01/14/2021 09:54:07



 

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