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I’d taken this some time back when these brass items had caught my eye – have kept hold of it for some time while I tried to make up my mind if it was good enough to post.

Nikon D80
Nikon 18-135mm @ 135
f/5.6 1/160 sec ISO 100
Spot metered off the Buddha to turn the inside of the shop black.
SC done in CS3 by creating a duplicate layer in B&W and then carefully deleting detail to reveal the colour layer underneath.

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  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 6 years ago

    What an interesting find, Vikram… how the face of the goddess is in gold, set against the silver items…which are all so intriguing. Well done on the title….phew!! LOL.

  • Thanks Wendi – the selective colour took me a while as I’ve done just a handful of these. But I did want The Buddha’s face to stand out among the rest of the brass items.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • lucin
    lucinalmost 6 years ago

    So very worthy.

  • Thank you so much – glad you think so!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...almost 6 years ago

    definately good enoght Vik! the lighting is fantastic!

  • Thanks Nic – for favouriting too!! The enterior of the shop was in the shade and these were hanging outside in the sun just begging to be photographed.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 6 years ago

    fabulous ;

  • Thank you Scott for your continuous support and encouragement.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful image Vikram, love the selective colouring, great work!

  • Thanks Simone – I must figure out a particular style, but I guess early days for me and I need to look at a lot of different styles for a few more years.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetalmost 6 years ago

    Good decision to upload that beautiful shot Vikram; feature material again! It’s so unusual and I love the low key SC, works great! Well done!

  • Thanks Johanne – creating the mask for SC taxed my PS skills to the limit!! Think I’ll stay away for a bit!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosalmost 6 years ago

    In my experience the main style to stick with is the one that comes from the heart Vikram. Who cares if you photograph a landscape one day, a still life the next and a portrait the next. If you love what you do and you are learning your art, I don’t think it really matters. Regardless of what you shoot your own style will always come through, because no one can see it like you can! ;))) And all of your images have a warmth and love that eminate from them, your style is there my friend, trust me on that!! :))

  • Thank you ….. and that is a heartfelt thank you.
    Was beginning to question myself and your advice will go a long way in answering my own questions.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • morphingdreams
    morphingdreamsalmost 6 years ago

    It makes a beautiful statement. Great capture and thought. deanne

  • Thank you so much!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersalmost 6 years ago

    I’m glad you decided to upload this Vikram. Good enough to post? DEFINITELY!! You’ve worked some wonders with that lighting again, and the composition is excellent. I do love how that goddess stands out!

  • Thanks so much Ursula! Was afternoon sun so the strong shadows were easy. Teh main work was in making the Buddha stand out – I’m not good with PS!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Trevor Needham
    Trevor Needhamalmost 6 years ago

    What I like about it is the counterpoint between the brass and the silver. It works.

  • Thanks Trevor – just what I was hoping to achieve with the Selective Colour work. Thanks!

    – Vikram Franklin

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