Selling The Drama

08 Jul 2008 989 views
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Cuzco Spires

Taken a long time ago on my trip to mexico.

A note on the composition: I'm aware that it is sub-par and I wouldn't have posted it if the facade wasn't so pretty. There were some distracting elements below the level that you see (construction, I think) which is why I've taken only the top half.

comments (14)

First, I love the processing... so cool and works great with the subject. I wonder why its cut off where it does at the bottom... it bothers me? Definitely selling the drama!
Samarth: thanks john... ive put up an explanation about the composition now... there was construction going on below the level ive shown...
  • Stan
  • 8 Jul 2008, 05:44
I wondered about the cutoff as well. Nice shot though....
Samarth: thank you stan...
This is really beautiful Sam.
It looks so much 3D-ish...i love it.
Samarth: thanks chris...
This is a common problem with many of the older structures. Conservation, while necessary, ruins the immediate photo opportunities. I think you have done well under the circumstances ...I usually try to find a frame in details, close crops and zoomed in views when taking the entire facade is just not an option. That aside, the post processing is fantastic.
Samarth: youre right about that, i shouldve definitely tried to go close to the building, if not inside...
Love the processing, superb shot!
Samarth: thanks ashish...
  • Roger
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2008, 16:30
Cool building. Would make a great creepy night shot.
Samarth: i agree... thanks roger...
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Jul 2008, 16:33
Extraordinary clarity in this shot, Photosam.
Samarth: thanks ray...
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jul 2008, 18:45
I rather like the composition, it has an elevated/standing proud look, cool process work to. mal
Samarth: thank you mal...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Jul 2008, 23:23
Special how the sunray seems to be touching the spires.
Samarth: thank you louis...
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 9 Jul 2008, 17:23
sold again Sam, love the sun rays/pping and the composition is fine by me, well done.
Samarth: thanks a lot tim...
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 9 Jul 2008, 17:55
I've had that dilemma more than once, Sam, so I understand. For me, this is a spectacular view and well presented!
Samarth: thank you ginnie...
Wonderful post-processing Sam(do you have a Photoshop angel ? smile - as for the cut off I think I have a clue wink
Samarth: much appreciated jean...
Me gusta el ángulo de disparo y el desaturado suave, muy bonita!!
Samarth: gringringrin
  • Caryn
  • United States
  • 11 Jul 2008, 17:08
This is wonderful! I absolutely love the processing, and the angle is great, too. Nicely done.
Samarth: thanks caryn...

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