T H E ( A L M O S T ) W E E K L Y P H O T O G R A P H
9 February 2016
Strong Colours, Simple Composition
Young Monk Studying, Chimi Lhakhang, Bhutan. Nikon D800E with 200mm f2.0 lens, 1/200 second @ f2.0, ISO 5000
Where does your eye go? I guess I can't answer this for everyone, but my eye is initially drawn to the strong crimsons of the young monk's robes. Since there is nothing particularly light in the photograph and the background is so dark, the mid-tones of the highly coloured robe glow in the image. The dominate. I have used a little extra contrast (using a curves adjustment layer) to enhance the three-dimensionality (a little like using the clarity slider in Lightroom, ACR or Capture One).