Ying Shi  

Lions on the Bridge by Ying Shi

May 2020 - Lions on the Bridge

May 2020 - Ying Shi


About the Image(s)

Photographed at the Summer Palace in Beijing. The color of the original photo is not ideal, and it cannot highlight the lions on the bridge. So I turned it to Black & White picture. The post-processing ideas mainly focus on the bright and dark of the light, from near to far, and the lions from bright to dark, while highlighting the details of the lions.

12 comments posted

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
This is a good example of minimalistic photography. The diagonal line with the repeating lion heads adds strength to the composition. I would suggest to lighten the background slightly, in order to give an idea about the surroundings. Further, I will suggest to lighten the first and second head a bit and gradually tone down towards the end to make a distinct point of interest.   Posted: 05/05/2020 03:32:03
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Totally agree with you. Thank you very much.   Posted: 05/16/2020 20:15:35

Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
I like the simplicity of the image. It is simple but I can keep watching it. Very interesting. B&W works well on repeating lion heads, which creates the depth of the image. This is my personal preference but I prefer a bit lighter tone on lion heads.
  Posted: 05/09/2020 04:23:47
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Good idea, thank you very much.   Posted: 05/16/2020 20:16:42

David Henderson   David Henderson
With the diagonal line of the bridge it really draws you eyes into the image. But I agree with the others that if you lighten the loin heads it would it really pop.   Posted: 05/16/2020 01:44:09
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Thank you very much.   Posted: 05/16/2020 20:17:37

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
The seemingly endless diagonal line of lions is kind of mesmerizing. I like the way your conversion has enhanced the view of the shadows on the bridge.   Posted: 05/18/2020 12:44:29
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Thanks for your encouragement.   Posted: 05/18/2020 13:22:14

Angela Chan   Angela Chan
I really enjoy the graceful lines .
If this is my image I might try to increase the contrast in the ground so that we can see the shadow a bit more.
A great image .   Posted: 05/23/2020 13:56:36
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Very good idea, I agree with you. Thank you very much.   Posted: 05/23/2020 15:05:47

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
BNW photos are always effective to reflect history and art so you're right to convert color to bnw. Stone lions carved on the railings are impressive. Chinese art is great. In color photo, is it a tire mark on footpath? Luckily disappeared in bnw version. Thanks for sharing Ying.   Posted: 05/27/2020 07:11:44
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
You are right. Thank you very much.   Posted: 05/27/2020 18:25:22


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