View Full Version : Angkor Wat Pics -> C&C please
26th of June 2007 (Tue), 10:50
I am pretty new to photography. Just came back from Siem Reap, Cambodia. Had a hard time getting pics without any tourists in them. A lot of the pics had to be taken mid-day, when the light was harsh. All pics taken using my Sigma 10-20mm or Tamron 28-75mm , on a 400D.
Comments on how to improve composition, post processing etc much appreciated.
1. Bayon Temple. Cloudy skies, about an hour before sunset
2. Bayon Temple, shot mid-afternoon
26th of June 2007 (Tue), 10:58
3. An experiment which I thought turned out 'ok'. This is a reflection of the angkor wat temple from the pond outside, taken mid-day. Pic then flipped 180 degrees & cropped.
4. This outside the angkor thom gate. Used my widest aperture to get the DOF shallow. Do you think it creates the right depth effect? Should I have got the 4th or 5th statue in focus instead of the first one?
26th of June 2007 (Tue), 11:05
5. Wall carvings. It was a cloudy day, so I overexposed the shot. Used a wide open aperture to get selective focus on the eyes.
6. Ta Phrom temple, shot mid-afternoon. Not sure if I got the composition right?
26th of June 2007 (Tue), 12:24
all look great to me! try convert some to b/w, i bet looks awesome without color. sometimes in these types of shots, u need people in them to give the objects size!
26th of June 2007 (Tue), 12:33
Unfortunately, I recognize that purple sky in picture 1. You totally blew it out, and tried to get it back, and upped the saturation to boot. This one'll need some serious Photoshopping to bring it back to life.
The rest seem a bit... off... somehow? Did you severely bump up the saturation or warm up the white balance?
26th of June 2007 (Tue), 12:53
The sky in #1 appears a tad like painting. #2 I would like to see from a bit wider angle.
A rotation in #4 and #5 would make them horizental to look better. The best IMO is #6 with uncropped tree top.
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