Joss Sticks

I found these while visiting the monastry on Lantau Island which is right next to world's largest bronze Buddha statue. I like the smell of these sticks, so this shot will help me to keep the entire scene in good memory!

Post processing started very easily by increasing yellow and blue saturations and applying local contrast adjustments. These latter, however, introduced lots of ugly artifacts because of the Gimp's 8 bit limitation, so I spent another 30 minutes on removing them, phew. Anyway, I'm really happy with the result and these punchy colours!

Image added on Tue, September 22nd 2009, 1:40PM

EXIF Information

Camera Model:   Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
Add. Equipment: -
Focal Length: 40mm (x1.6 = 64mm)
Shutter Speed: 1/100s
Aperture: f/4
ISO Speed: ISO100
Date & Time: Sun, March 18th 2007, 1:06PM

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