Ed Ries  

Ceiling of the Mosque by Ed Ries

July 2024 - Ceiling of the Mosque

About the Image(s)

No processing was necessary. It is an abstract image utilizing textures and shapes. The image is the dome of a Mosque in Kairouan, Tunisia.
Technical: Canon EOS 5R, 240mm, f4.0,1/160, ISO 1600. Processed with Nik CEP Pro Contrast and detail Extract. Cropped to the present format. Burning and dodging to even the exposure across ceiling due to variations in ambient light. Sharpened with a high pass filter.

3 comments posted

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
Ed: I love the symmetry in your image. Interesting lines and textures which kept my attention for a long time. My only thought was that your image seems a bit flat to my eye which I did note that you did do some burning and dodging. Thinking out loud, I'm wondering if a slight vignette might add?   Posted: 07/08/2024 08:03:22

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Ed - I too like the symmetry in the image although a crop off the LHS would help in this respect. The delicate textures of the ceiling are very attractive, but as the original colours were no doubt muted the question of contrast is a sticky one.
On balance I feel that a moderate increase in contrast would be beneficial. Having said that I wonder if the image would be more successful in colour.   Posted: 07/11/2024 04:45:34

Ed Ries
Thank you Peter. Both you and Ella suggest contrast improvement. Regarding the original colors, The ceiling was all in white carved plaster.   Posted: 07/11/2024 16:12:51


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