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    As-Salam Mosque | My First post here

    As-Salam Mosque | My First post here

    Hi everyone,

    This is my first post in this forum.

    This is a HDRI (High Dynamic Range (HDR) + Dynamic Range Increase (DRI)) image. Combined from 5 files.

    Exif data:-

    Camera: NIKON D700
    Lens: NIKKOR 16-35mm
    Exposure: (5 files) @ f/11
    ISO: 200
    Focal Length: 16mm
    Date: 28.10.2011
    Time: 06:58:53

    Hope can get your critic and comment in term of composition and post processing. Thanks.

    So sorry because my English is not that so good.

    Azman

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    Re: As-Salam Mosque | My First post here

    Hi Azman,

    Excellent work

    Some minor thoughts ...

    - Often with reflection shots it's OK to disregard the rule of thirds and centre the image like you have here ... but other times, it can still pay to cut off part of the reflection which then aligns the image more with the rule of thirds AND makes it appear more panoramic.

    - The image needs output sharpening (after you down-sample the image for online display, be sure to apply an unsharp mask of around 0.3 pixels @ 100%

    - For my taste, I'd increase the vibrance just a touch (5 to 10%)

    - Personally, I always recommend NOT putting a watermark in the image ... it drags the eye away from the normal flow of the image (although having just said that, you're is one of the less obtrusive ones that I've seen).

    - Also, if you make the images a little bigger, it'll help folks with high resolution monitors see them a bit bigger (I'd suggest making the long dimension between 1000 and 1200 pixels)

    Hope this helps ...

    As-Salam Mosque | My First post here

    All in all though, a very nice image - well done.

    PS: Welcome to CiC too - great to have you with us!

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    Re: As-Salam Mosque | My First post here

    Very impressive first post Azman. If this is typical of what's to come in future posts, it looks like we're in for some real treats.

    Cheers Dave (and welcome)

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    Re: As-Salam Mosque | My First post here

    Beautiful image well done

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    Re: As-Salam Mosque | My First post here

    Great image. Welcome.

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    Re: As-Salam Mosque | My First post here

    Nice image Azman! I would love to see this larger in the lightbox at about 1600 pixels across! From what I can see, I would suggest cropping out the bottom of the image at a point just below the reflection of the tree in the water. This will get the waterline away from the center of the image and place more emphasis on the coloring in the sky to complement the building. Hope this helps!

    Edit: I was so taken by the image I didn't scroll down to see that Colin had already made the same suggestions! Sorry for the duplicate comments.

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    Re: As-Salam Mosque | My First post here

    Welcome to CiC Azman.


    Very impressive HDR.


    The horizon appears to need a bit of straightening; itís going down at the right. Also, the very day-glow-green bank is something that distracts my eye from the mosque. Would you consider toning that down a bit?


    Looking forward to seeing more of you captures.

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    Re: As-Salam Mosque | My First post here

    Hi Azman,

    impressive HDR, well done. Regarding rule of thirds - I'm very much following Colins and Franks suggestion.

    Thanks for showing, hoping to see more of your marvelous pictures!

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