Lantern Pedestal

Stone lanterns were among my favorite subjects when visiting Japan - lucky me, since the Kasuga Shrine in Nara features thousands (!) of these. Unfortunately the picture is not tack sharp, but I guess I had enough lucky shots that day considering that I had no tripod.

Although I'm not really a fan of colour masking, I decided to apply some to this shot in order to make the rose standing out a little more. I also applied lots of tone mapping to get all those details in the moss while giving a heavy punch on the green channel's saturation and shifting overall colours slightly to some blueish tones.

Image added on Tue, August 25th 2009, 1:27PM

EXIF Information

Camera Model:   Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F4 APO HSM
Add. Equipment: -
Focal Length: 100mm (x1.6 = 160mm)
Shutter Speed: 1/40s
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO Speed: ISO200
Date & Time: Tue, May 9th 2006, 1:03PM

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