Before I discuss today’s photos, I must explain that all of the photos of the morning-prayer session were taken from a boat. We toured up and down the river in an old wooden boat looking at both the architecture and the people.
Today’s images are of some Hindu priests. I sat and watched these men for some time before finally taking their photo. In truth, I never really came to a clear idea as to what I wanted to do with the photos. Usually when I do that, I end up with little more than garbage, but for some unknown reason, the photos seemed to work. Go figure!
I like how the early morning light gives the priests a warm glow and how the light is reflected off the water.
Camera settings: Nikon D200, Nikon 70-300mm f/2.8 at 300mm shot at ISO 100, f/6.7 and 1/90th of a second.
Lightroom—Set white and black points, added mid-tone contrast, added clarity and cropped images.
Photoshop—used nik Color Efex tonal to add contrast to highlights, mid-tones and shadows of various parts of the image.