Painting by camera

It is not uncommon in photography to create your own frame. Here are two examples.

The first is a statue of a Buddhist figure set back in a niche at Angkor Wat. The top half was almost invisible in the dark but I have used the magic of Lightroom to solve that problem. The stone surround and the top of a fence formed a natural frame when I looked through the viewfinder.

Angkor Wat

This is the old ‘through the window’ trick. A little Lightroom trickery was used here too. I exposed for the distant steps and used software to lift the deep shadows and enhance the natural frame. The dynamic range of a modern sensor is remarkable.

Through the window

I’m back at work for a while and my evenings are spent reading an 800 page biography of Van Gogh. Until anon.

Monochrome Friday

I have just added this to Google +. A rework of an old shot I made in Lahore – I used my X1 and converted this in LR4, used a Define 2 filter and tonal contrast from NIK. It is the Badshahi Mosque.

Badshahi Mosque, Lahore

Badshahi Mosque, Lahore