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Godess Saraswati

Godess Saraswati
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Copyright: Jan Matthies (CVTJan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 52 N: 82] (596)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-17
Categories: Abstract, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Olympus EVOLT E-500, Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm f/3,5-5,6
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/3 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-17 10:27
Viewed: 21050
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I used the setup of my very amateur studio which you can see in my last picture's workshop.
This time just 3 candles behind the statue.
In post processing I selected the background an ran an art filter over it, pretty simple.

Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and all the creative arts. So I pray a little to her from time to time. Time will tell if it helps...

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  • niraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 3 N: 96] (2076)
  • [2005-12-17 10:51]

Hello Jan,
Nice idea with the candles in the back, the yellow glow in the edges gives the celestial feeling and also the warmth in the goddess.

good PP work jan :)
very nice effect in the photo
thanks for sharing

great PP Jan! Beautiful work on the colors

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  • tet Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 39 N: 196] (3627)
  • [2005-12-17 11:23]

wow i like the colors Jan! Nice goddess sculpture!

Hi Jan,
das ist ein tolles Bild dieser Statue.
Eine tolle Idee mit den Kerzen dahinter, das gibt eine übersinnliche Stimmung, als ob er von inner heraus leuchten würde. Ein wunderschönes Objekt in guter Qualität, vielen Dank, gefällt mir sehr.
Viele Grüße und einen schönen Sonntag, tschau
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-12-17 15:52]

Nice textures and colors! Interesting pp work! Good harmony created between the background and the sculpture! Well done! Michel

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  • hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 680 W: 110 N: 849] (4090)
  • [2005-12-17 16:50]

Very nice studio work you are showing here, Jan. Full of atmosphere. I am not so sure I like the full symmetry in this one, but then I don't see how it could have been done differently. The colours are superb.

Hello Jan,
Nice effects in this well composed capture! Also an interesting subject, with good details... Good lighting and colours, your studio setting does the job!
Pablo -

It's a great workfull treatment you give! I like it strat from a very symbolic and nice statue and the texture is of a great harmony and completion! Excellent work!

Beautiful work on the colors an nice idea!


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 640 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2006-01-11 2:31]

Hi Jan & Happy 2006!

I like the mystic orientalism, of the sitar playing Indian statue. Good color, lighting & sharpness. Congratulations!

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2006-03-23 12:57]
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Well, your very amateur studio looks so professional! :) I love the way that you handle with PP in order to increase the mood, and the colors!
It's a beautiful work!

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2006-03-24 0:42]

You may not have the best equipment but your technique and ingenuity made this a superb photo. I like very much the texture you used for the background. A very good post processing work.


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