Buddha underexposed

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  1. Alex_B

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    Do you think that the monument is too dark/underexposed?

    any further critique welcome as well :)

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    The Buddha statue seems dark and I can't see much detail on it, but I don't trust the monitor on my laptop, so I'll let others comment on that aspect.

    The backlit flags add a nice amount of colour, and there seems to be lots of detail in the steep stairs etc, right up to the point of the statue itself. It must have been quite impressive to see this in person.
     
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    that is my feeling too... and the scene being backlit is the problem for Mr Buddha as he is not transparent ;)

    I could push it a bit electronically as I have this as a true 16-bit image from my scanner....
     
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    It's dark for me too.
    Also, the flag and the leaves in the foreground are distracting, if Buddha is your main subject.
     
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    Wow, I hadn't even seen the leaves until you mentioned it! I wish there were more detail on the Buddha...but I love the colors in the flags. Looks like an amazing place :)
     
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    sounds like I'll go back to it for reprocessing ...
     
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    The camera exposed correctly for the sky, just not the subject. A photo like this would lend itself well to an hdr conversion. Very nice composition here! I made a feeble attempt to bring in some more detail...

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    If you take the first one and darken the sky a stop or so it would make a great Art print. I think the back-lit foreboding vibe works very well on this. mike
     
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    Actually, the photographer exposed correctly for the backlit flags :p

    Thanks for the edit, I see what you mean.

    A classic digital HDR would not have been possible, as this is on slide film.
     
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    I kinda like it as as it is, but I probably would have bracketed it if I were there.
     

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