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March 28, 2011
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1/800 second
Focal Length
34 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 24, 2011, 12:11:12 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Time is Still by Piddling Time is Still by Piddling
outside the new Mosque, Istanbul

more from my recent trip there

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This shot has a lot going for it but there a couple things that could use some work yet.

The first thing I notice when I saw this is that the people's faces are not clear enough. They are clearly the focal points of this image, but they don't shine here. Instead I feel as though the red booths they're sitting in are drawing away from these lovely people.

The second things is that I feel is that the colouring is a little off. There is such great potential for this image to stand out and pop- and I don't mean just adjusting the contrast, I mean that the colour balancing feels... washed out some how. Perhaps try adjusting the contrast curve of the image so that the red pops out more. You could even desaturate it a little afterwards if you wanted to keep that aged quality that comes with pastel colouring.

That aside there a couple things that I love about this photo. The setting is stunning, hence the high impact, and the sheer volume of feathers in flight and the motion that accompanies that keeps you exploring the image, keeps you interested.

The framing of this photo is fantastic, as well. Hands down excellent. The wall in the background is near perfectly level, giving a calm line to draw your eyes from the busy-ness of the motion. The balance created by the boothers being equidistant from the photo edges is very calming as well.

Overall, it's a beautiful shot. If you have the original file still (do you shoot in RAW? If not you shoooooould...) then I would suggest playing around with it to see what you can get out of it.
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eScargo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Excellent shot - like the way the red shelter in the otherwise grey image draws your eye to the two seed sellers.
KeryGlouk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Birds transporting wishes, whispers, thoughts either from him to her or from her to him?
chesmigiryan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
NinjaGoMEOW Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing shot. Some timing huh? XD
Jana9Tulip Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
wow !!
fells02 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
nice pict with nice colour
Calla-Lilly Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Great shot! :clap:
JACAC Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
g r e a t . p h o t o
e v e r y t h i n g . i s . p e r f e c t
t h e . c o m p o s i t i o n
t h e . l i g h t
t h e . c o l o u r s
t h e . c a t c h
t h e . m o v e m e n t
c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s
erene Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Incredible shot, love the touch of red!
Lalita17 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
This is incredible :D
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