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March 27, 2011

 
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Ornate Hallway Portico Forbidden City Repetition - Beijing, China - Daily Travel Photos
(Beijing, China)
f/4.5 || 1/500s || @70mm || ISO100 || Canon 5D || Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Embed Code

A beautiful portico with repetitive elements at the Forbidden City in Beijing (ARCHIVED PHOTO on the weekends - originally photographed 2007/08/08).

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Imperial Palace Forbidden City Sunrise - Beijing, China - Daily Travel Photos
(Beijing, China)
f/8 || 1/160s || @17mm || ISO100 || Canon 5D || Canon 17-40mm f/4 Embed Code

The Imperial Palace, part of the Forbidden City complex in Beijing (ARCHIVED PHOTO on the weekends - originally photographed 2007/08/08).

As I progress in my journey to fully master Photoshop, I plan to redo some of my older photos with the knowledge I've attained through the years. The image above was originally posted mid-2009 with a bit of a brute force contrast and an over-saturated approach. I wanted to give the image another look so I reprocessed it with more subtlety. Personally I find the above image much more appealing than the old image. It also required a bit more finesse rather than just jamming a new sky. I've realized now that the quality of light between any 2 combined images must match or complement each other well, otherwise the compositing looks unnatural.

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