Haru Nagasaki  

Morning pray by Haru Nagasaki

August 2022 - Morning pray

August 2022 - Haru Nagasaki


About the Image(s)

This is a stone Buddha made more than 200 years ago. It is well restored in some part of Japan.
Dodging/burning and conversion to BW and add blue color to give a sense of morning mood.
I would appreciate your comments and suggestions.
Nikon D850 ISO160 ¼ 24mm 1/30sec f3.2 Handheld

6 comments posted

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
Apparently, this photo is shot in very low light. It is amazing to shoot handheld at 1/30 sec. The BW version is better than the original in the way that it has a directional light coming from the left. However, I think it would be beneficial to lighten up the rest of the body as well, just enough to see the contours.   Posted: 08/07/2022 12:22:54
Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you, Arne for your comments and advice.
1/30 was the best I could select with 24mm lens. I used continuous shooting trying to avoid blur. I am not good at handheld actually.
I will try to brighten up a bit to show contours.   Posted: 08/07/2022 22:33:13

Don Hill   Don Hill
  Posted: 08/08/2022 01:06:00

Don Hill   Don Hill
Hey Haru, I liked your edit better than the original. the original seemed like the lighting was artificial and did not fit the subject. I feel when I look at your edit that the statue is in a very dark cave with light leaking in from the top left. Would you put this edit into the travel photography category, or just art? Just curious. As always, I love your stuff.   Posted: 08/08/2022 01:18:00
Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Hi Don,
Thank you for your comments always.
I do not know the category. Or I would say I do not care the category. I just edit based on my inspiration.
Anyway, I appreciate your support.   Posted: 08/09/2022 00:24:21

Don Hill   Don Hill
Sorry, my question probably could have been worded differently.   Posted: 08/12/2022 01:21:28


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