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Old building sepia - Theme Friday 29 Feb

Old building sepia - Theme Friday 29 Feb
Photo Information
Copyright: Cordelia Gee (chocolate29) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 339 W: 32 N: 595] (2739)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-20
Categories: Architecture, Mood
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30, Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 1:28-3.7/7.4-88.8
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Friday theme 2008/02/29 "Old Building Sepia" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-28 3:44
Viewed: 3179
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
(Update 1 March: Please have a look at my cropped workshop version, too, and tell me what you think. Thank you!)


BAGAN in Myanmar is famous for its ancient temples. In fact, the place has an enormous amount of them. Consequently it has become a tourist attraction. Watching the sun rise and set there gives one an other-worldly feeling. This photo was taken at sunrise.

F-stop: 5.6
Shutter speed: 1/125
ISO: 100

PP: Cropped, increased contrast, turned to sepia, added frame and resized

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ciao Cordelia.. wow.. wonderful indeed!! this vision of temples is really intense and full of mood!! excellent contribution for the theme!!
ciao Marco

Beautiful image, good quality, excellent POV and good exposure too.
Best wishes,

Hi Cordelia, this is a well composed photo, sepia works quite well here too. Overexposed sky and foggy look give a mysterious mood.. good work, thanks


Hi Cordelia, the misty/foggy atmosphere is well captured.
Nice atmospheric perspective :-)

Best regards, Daniel

Hello Cordelia

A wondeful capture here, really mystical and aged feel to it.

Lovely posting. TFS and for joining in with the theme

kind regards Helen

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-02-28 10:39]

Hi Coedelia, I haven't seen you for ages - how are you?
The mist here gives you a real bonus, making a very mysterious scene.
Nicely captured, but maybe cropping off a bit more of the sky would improve it. Still well captured and looking good in sepia

Hello Cordelia,

This follows the rules of paintings!
Just see how the closest layers have the darkest tones, fading to the very palest in the distance!
The shapes created by the buildings are so interesting!

I would have cropped the sky and had the points of the f/g turrets touching the top of the photograph! It gives the buildings more importance!
Just try it and tell me what you think!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Many thanks for your warm comments on 'In sepia - the main street'.

Superbly converted Cordelia. A lovely mist mood, well composed with fine detail showing through the mist. TFS,

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-02-29 0:42]

What a wonderful piece of work !


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-02-29 1:40]

I love the layered effect of this, Cordelia! And I am delighted to see something from you again
Great mood

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-02-29 1:41]

Hi Cordelia,

Lovely shot, the sepia work wonderfully here, it makes it look like a beautiful day, excellent composition, well captured


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2008-02-29 22:21]

Greetings Cordelia,I like your DOF giving a soft look to the background temples & more of a silhouette than a sharp detailed image works well, giving a delicate atmoshpere to the scene.I do prefer the cropped version in your workshop,in that the bright sky is less of a conflict with the temples.


wonderful POV and excellent layers effect, well done convertion, IMO the framing seems too high but i won't critique your choice as it looks good

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-03-01 10:13]

Bonjour Chère Cordélia,
Ta photo est pour moi une puissante invitation à l'exotisme!
Quel superbe ambiance tu as ajoutée à cette belle scène brumeuse avec ton excellente conversion en sépia.
La profondeur du paysage est tout à fait mise en valeur par les temples en avant-plan. Une image puissance et fortement connotative. Bravo! Annie

PS/ Ce fut un grand plaisir de lire ton commentaire sur ma dernière publication!

Hello Cordelia,

Beautiful sepia shot of this old building. Very well done and framed. It's an excellent contribution to the theme!
Congratulations! TFS

on saturday

Terrific shot Cordelia

I love the mystic look and feel of this image
Nice job Cordelia

TFS ;)

Hi Cordelia,

very fascinating shot, beautiful mood, I like a ot the different layers

Well done!


Hello Cordelia,
I just discovered some very nice posts in your gallery.
Seems you have found what I am still looking for: your very own style. This one is different however but its great. The sepia tones are very appropriate to the majesty and age of the monuments. I would have cropped the upper part of the sky a bit which seems too dominating for me.
Have a ggod start into the week.
Greetings from Germany,

Wow! This is fantastic, Cordelia! Lovely sepia number with perfectly exposed shot. Very good POV and framing of the shot. Wonderful perspective of a wonderful place. I just hope that lives here become better in the near future.
Freddie :)

wonderful and unigue shot of Bagan scenery.the sepia tone is the right choice for this classic place.outline of pagodas'form in foreground and background give an attractive look.with the amazing depth sense of pagoda in background,this shot look charming and present this thousand pagodas land image very well :)

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