Photographer's Note

I am posting something a bit different today - mainly to invite critiques or suggestions on what could be done with this photograph. This was taken on Lake Inle where there are a number of small Buddhist shrines in the water for fishermen to make offerings. The shrines are placed on top of concrete posts that are just above the highest water level (about 14 ft). On the day I took this, the water level was about 11 ft (there are markings on the concrete post that indicate the water level) and as I circled around the shrine in a small boat, I took shots in all directions. The ones that I took with the sun behind me were nicely exposed but really not all that interesting, but this one which was shot directly into the sun looked quite dramatic – but I am not sure what post processing, if any, I ought to do with it. Any ideas? Workshops welcomed!

This was scanned from a 35mm negative, filtered with Neat Image to remove noise (the negative is five years old and has deteriorated a bit), cropped and USM applied. Apart from that I have done no PP on this.

The photograph may look crooked, but in fact is not. The concrete column on which the shrine is sitting is perfectly vertical, but the position of the shoreline and the converging diagonals in the lake and the sky create an optical illusion that the photograph is crooked.

Albrecht, ballyna, oochappan, capthaddock, cpolus, quillo heeft deze opmerking als nuttig gemarkeerd

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