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weltweit

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I'm no photographer, this is just a picture I took that I like. No technical criticism required :)
Approaching Djenne mosque, the largest mud built building in the world.

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Hi ringo, I must have missed you posting this. I have been admiring online photos of the Djenne Mosque for a number of years now, it is an amazing building. Must have been great to have seen it live as it were. Did you not take any snaps of the building itself?
 

ringo

Macaroni cheese controller
Yes loads. On my portable disk, not phone, but I'll dig some out.

The cliff houses of the Dogon travelling from Mali to Burkina Faso were extraordinarily photogenic too.

I'm no photographer and it wasn't an expensive camera, but the light and the subject lent any image great beauty.
 

ringo

Macaroni cheese controller
BTW I've only got pics of the outside of the Djenne mosque, no part of it allowed non-Muslims.
 

weltweit

Well-Known Member
BTW I've only got pics of the outside of the Djenne mosque, no part of it allowed non-Muslims.
Yes as I understand it a French magazine made a fashion shoot inside, of scantily clad women, and since then non muslims have been excluded. Shame. But understandable.
 

ringo

Macaroni cheese controller
Yes as I understand it a French magazine made a fashion shoot inside, of scantily clad women, and since then non muslims have been excluded. Shame. But understandable.
Wow, that's pretty insulting.
I went in 2005, I wasn't aware it was ever open to non-Muslims.
 

HoratioCuthbert

A detail, a footnote, a snag in the plan.
which of the three below do people prefer?





Either top or bottom, top has focus on the area you are taking the photo from as a way of contrasting/framing the misty background but the bottom totally envelopes you in the mist, just 2 different angles.
 

karanight

Member
which of the three below do people prefer?





I don't like the line on the bottom of the bottom photo, it's too distracting
the top photo looks like a record shot
My favourite shot is the middle one, being zoomed in gives more atmosphere and lightens the blackness of the foreground.
Also the buildings in the top one are a little lost, it's like you were taking a photo of them for the sake of it, that's what I mean about it looking like a record shot
Back to the second shot, as it's zoomed in, the buildings take a more positive roll in the photo and also the mist is more defined. Compared with the top one where the mist could be mistaken for maybe smoke, the second one shows clearly that it's misty, and in turn gives it more of a mysterious quality
 

RoyReed

Must fly!
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Which one would you hang on your wall and why?
If I was getting that printed it would definitely be the one without the pink cast. And I think I'd probably crop it to a square, particularly to lose the out of focus blade of grass on the left. And I think you could afford to lighten the image slightly, particularly the mid-tones and shadows.

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karanight

Member
If I was getting that printed it would definitely be the one without the pink cast. And I think I'd probably crop it to a square, particularly to lose the out of focus blade of grass on the left. And I think you could afford to lighten the image slightly, particularly the mid-tones and shadows.
Having looked at it again I think you're bang on with the pinkish one, and the adjustments you've made with the other works will
Thanks
 
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