Selling The Drama

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Barred by infrequency, I have managed to stumble across the 300 post line.

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  • kay
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2008, 00:02
Gorgeous colors and details here. Likey for me, Sam!
Samarth: grin, you flatter me kay...
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Feb 2008, 00:19
Well blow me down! I thought that Master was a young man. Little did i realise that he was 300 years old!.....

A comment that I have said to you before is knowing when to apply a technique to an image is a skill, the de-sat of the monument in this instance is a winner. Great stuff, I like it. malcantbebotheredtoclimballthemsteps.
Samarth: lol...thanks mal...
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 18 Feb 2008, 03:01
Awesome perspective...

Congrats for the 300th post!
Samarth: thanks a lot sidney!...
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2008, 03:21
Congratulations, Sam, on hitting 300. You know I love your work, so here's to another 300.
Samarth: thank you ginnie...
  • Mine
  • a very cold heating :(
  • 18 Feb 2008, 07:21
Great perspective...and the colour technique works very well with this photo...
Happy 300th! smile
Samarth: thanks a lot...
Superb perspective shot. Great symmetry here. Congrats on your 300th!
Samarth: thank you richard...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Feb 2008, 09:49
Great composition and colours. I like the lonely figure that stands panting on those steps tongue
Samarth: funny thing is, thats a hole...and it looks so very eerily like a person...
Been there also, amazing place and composed well with this angle.
Samarth: thanks very much...
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 18 Feb 2008, 12:12
How small we are ... Nice angle and light !!!
Samarth: thanks ann...
Many congrats on making it to the 300 mark.
Samarth: thanks a lot bernie...
Congratulations on the 300. Dramatic picture to celebrate it with.
Samarth: thank you bill...
Love the framing!
Congrats for making it past 300, heres to lots more!!
Samarth: thanks ashish...
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 18 Feb 2008, 15:19
300 posts, Sam? Wow, i am in awe.

This is such an optimistic photograph although at first glance it seems like the building is insurmountable, your perspective, the tree, the blue skies and the clouds behind the building make it look as if you could jump over it with a single bound. Masterfully done.
Samarth: thank you kathryn...
  • Martin
  • Houston, TX
  • 18 Feb 2008, 16:17
Nicely composed, and the slightly over the top processing fits this perfectly. This is good work.
Samarth: thank you martin...
Absolutely stunning!
Samarth: thanks again nigel...
Très belle photo et la contre-plongée renforce le monument majestueux.
Samarth: merci...
Congrats on the landmark Sam. Very good processing here but I have to say it has the hallmark of a stunner without the selective colour thing. I'm sure many will disagree with me but I think you are better than this.
Actually I may be a lone voice here but hey...we are friends
Samarth: agggh...this is another one where i was faced with the problem...the idea was to highlight the colour of the sky...but at the same time it was hard to keep it natural if i desaturated...
well, u learn and move on...
thanks phil
  • JM
  • France
  • 18 Feb 2008, 17:32
Cool perspective..very impressive with the tree frame !
and congrats on the 300th !
Samarth: thanks a lot jean...
Impressive buildings.. and the stairs are so rough ! I wen to Tikal years ago and God, my knees still remerber it ! I love the lightning here !
Congratulation for your 300th... I do hope (and wait) for the 300 more ! smile
Samarth: thank you very much florence...
  • Martin
  • France
  • 18 Feb 2008, 18:38
waouuuww .....

Fantastic !!!
Samarth: thank you martin...
  • alek
  • Greece
  • 18 Feb 2008, 19:00
i won't labour the selective point cos i'd just be echoing phil anyway, he's not a lone voice, neither in his praise...
Samarth: thanks alek...will definitely keep the selective colour thing in mind from now on...
A splendid photograph, and thanks for your passage on my blog. Pascal
Samarth: no problem..thank you pascal...
  • Soco
  • Spain
  • 18 Feb 2008, 20:35
Escelente perspectiva
Samarth: thank you...
Ah young master 300 you are jaded not you have become.

This reminds me of the film Mortal Combat and other such films so I like.

Samarth: lol...thank you johnny...
Wow! This is majestic. I like much! The treatment also!
Samarth: thanks a lot jose...
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2008, 01:35
Congrats on 300. Impressive structure.
Samarth: thanks again otto...
Nice perspective, really like the upward angle of this shot. Great shot for number 300, congrats.
Samarth: thank you very much john...
Très belle perspective
Samarth: merci..
Impressive framing for an impressive building.
Samarth: thanks!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Feb 2008, 16:06
Did you come upon mel [Gibson} planning his Apocalypto sequel, Photosam? If so, I hope he was smart enough to offer you a job.
Samarth: lol, unfortunately not...thanks...
Amazing perspective!!!
Samarth: thanks...
This is just awesome.
Samarth: thanks chris...
  • Dave
  • Pennsylvania
  • 20 Feb 2008, 20:16
I love the apparent simplicity of this shot: an awe-inspiring view of an iconic monument.

I wonder if you might've achieved a similar effect by adding a Threshold layer, rather than (I presume) desaturating all but blue? But i don't have a real problem with the effect you did achieve. I think it's kind of neat, actually.
Samarth: tyhanks dave, that is a good suggestion...and in retrospect, i would definitely not have gone with the only blue being staurated thing...
  • Dave
  • Pennsylvania
  • 20 Feb 2008, 20:18
"Ghostly" is one word that comes to mind. Both from the apparent human figure, and from the color technique. However you end up re-processing it, I hope it doesn't lose that quality.
Samarth: thanks dave...
  • Andriy
  • Toronto,Canada
  • 21 Feb 2008, 22:52
This feels massive. Good POV.
Sky has suffered a bit from HDRing?
Samarth: this is definitely the most successful my sky has been after hdr...any suggestions about how i can prevent clouds from flattening or becoming too grey?
Very well done, this is a great remember for me because I went there and try to climb the steps toward the roof and in the middle I was no more able to go up or down because of the vertigo smile
Samarth: smile...
Wonderful composition and amazing tones. I love the details of the stone against the blu of the sky. Great work!
Samarth: thanks again...
Lovely shot: you certainly get about a bit, Sam. smile
Samarth: one tries wink

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