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Old Mar 21, 2010, 12:20 PM   #1
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It is sunday, so I decided to upload this photograph. I tried to be very creative and different in the processing of this church scene. Yes it is over the top, but no one can deny that it has a golden palace look to it. All negative comments are welcomed.
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Old Mar 21, 2010, 1:23 PM   #2
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It is sunday, so I decided to upload this photograph. I tried to be very creative and different in the processing of this church scene. Yes it is over the top, but no one can deny that it has a golden palace look to it. All negative comments are welcomed.
Coleridge? Is this the palace of Kublai Khan?

It'l do with that title...

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Id like to see a nice 8x10 of it. To me this is where over the top can work. The place is supposed to be colorful and memorable. And you have certainly done that. Would you mind making the hi res file available?

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i think it really brings out the gold very nicely. and since you were going for over-the-top as part of your creative vision, i agree it works really nicely.

the only part that is distracting for me, is the red on the flowers and chairs are just too saturated and actually pull my eyes away from the interesting architecture and adornments. if you pull the red channel back a bit, may be even better.
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Thank You all for your comments. You are right about the red channel. If I put more effort into it, this might be a decent photo. There is one problem that I cannot not fix however, which means this is probably destined for the recycle bin. The nearest half pillars on the right side look normal, but look at the left side, they bow in for some unknown reason. Everything else looks normal, except for those 2 pillars. A flaw like that means it is time to take the garbage out....
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Its too nice a pic to dispose of. Anything can be fixed in Photoshop. I see possibilities of cloning or cutting and pasting. Lots of things to do. Would you mind making the hi res file available?
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Thank You all for your comments. You are right about the red channel. If I put more effort into it, this might be a decent photo. There is one problem that I cannot not fix however, which means this is probably destined for the recycle bin. The nearest half pillars on the right side look normal, but look at the left side, they bow in for some unknown reason. Everything else looks normal, except for those 2 pillars. A flaw like that means it is time to take the garbage out....
I wasn't just kidding around by mentioning Coleridge - The first thing that popped into my mind when seeing this picture was, "So that's what the palace of Kublai Khan looked like."

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In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.

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Its too nice a pic to dispose of. Anything can be fixed in Photoshop. I see possibilities of cloning or cutting and pasting. Lots of things to do. Would you mind making the hi res file available?
No problem Bynx, just provide me some direction on how to do that. I probably can email you a high quality JPEG of it. Just send me a message.
You can do what ever you want with it....
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Thank you all for your comments..
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