Stephen Levitas  

Indian temple  by Stephen Levitas

May 2021 - Indian temple

May 2021 - Stephen Levitas


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This is the ancient Hindu temple in Gangaikonda Cholapuram (completed 1035 AD) in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. I tried to make this a study in perspective. I did overall adjustments to darken highlights, increase contrast, and a touch of sharpening.
I think I want to learn to do sky replacement this month with this shot. Is there a free product that I could try out?

7 comments posted

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
(Group 74)
Hi Stephen, there's nothing to say about your edit, you did a good job; but I wish there was a little more space at the top and the sky is a bit grainy. I use PS for sky replacement and don't know others; but you can google free tools. Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 05/02/2021 02:52:42
Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
Thanks, Ata. (By the way, we will probably not go to Turkey this summer. Perhaps we can meet up in Istanbul the following year.)   Posted: 05/02/2021 20:01:59
Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
(Group 74)
You're always welcome my friend. Take care of yourself and family.   Posted: 05/03/2021 01:20:00

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
It is a very good study in perspective, and an interesting piece of architecture. I do wish that you had a bit of room at the top. Photoshop sky replacement is great. They supply some skies to use, but of course you should use some that you have taken. I replaced the sky with just a couple of clicks. I did not convert to mono, but you can get the idea from the color image.   Posted: 05/04/2021 11:07:54
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Wes Odell   Wes Odell
When replacing a component in one's image, such as the sky, some will say that unless the replacing component is of the maker's, then the entire image is conflicted and ought not to be entered into competition over the maker's name.
A suggestion is to create a Folder in your Documents Folder titled "Atmospherics" and place skies, moons, sunsets, and etc., in it as you find and capture them. Then it is an easy step, even in Elements, to move that component into the primary image. Just make resolutions identical and use the same jpg/psd/tif, etc for both.

Nice image of the wall.   Posted: 05/04/2021 19:03:41
Diana Magor   Diana Magor
Yes, Ps may supply skies but they should never be used in a competition photo. I'm sure we all have a folder of skies and they can supply all eventualities-light coming from whatever direction you need, clouds/no clouds, storms sunsets etc.   Posted: 05/09/2021 08:57:20

Diana Magor   Diana Magor
I think everyone has already commented well on this image. Good perspective, too tight at the top, and needs a more dramatic sky. Nothing else to add Steve!   Posted: 05/09/2021 08:58:37


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