View Full Version : window design of Lablibela church

07-25-2008, 04:40 AM
This is a window of one of rock hewn churches. Your valuable C & C please

07-25-2008, 09:58 AM
Just in case people aren't aware of the this, the swastika is an ancient symbol the predates Nazism by thousands of years. You'll see it in many parts of the world especially where Hinduism is popular. It is NOT in and of itself a negative symbol.

OK - history aside. I like this shot. I'm guessing that the colour is this reddish colour in reality.

This is already a decent shot in my opinion but here's what I would do to make it better
- The whole shot is leaning a bit to the right so I'd fix that
- You see how the left side and bottom are dark. I would probably darken the rest of the top edge and right edge OR lighten the left side and bottom to match the rest. Actually I might darken the top and right and lighten a WEE bit the bottom and left to bring out a touch more shadow detail. Basically I'm talking about vignetting the shot a bit.
- The swastika is a bit soft and I'd sharpen it a bit.
- I'd probably play with the levels a wee bit more to see what i could get (but you are pretty close already I think)

Anyone else?

Hope that helps!


07-25-2008, 05:23 PM
Great shot! I like the texture and the red color a lot on this one.

Like Marko said, adding some vignetting would help. And this is the kind of picture that can withstand a lot of sharpening.
But overall, great shot!

I wasn't aware about the old meaning of the Swastika!

07-26-2008, 07:10 AM
Nice work - agree with Marko's comments.

07-28-2008, 03:48 AM
Thanks Marko, benoitc23, tirediron

Nazism What Nazism?! :eek:.
Forgot to mention a bit about the history. We around here when we see the swastika we only relate it to Lalibela. ;) Thanks mentioned it. This particular church was built in the 13th century. I Hope that will clarify things better.

I will try to work on the comment and upload soon.

07-31-2008, 10:18 AM
Hi all
This is the second try. Your C & C please.

Marko "The whole shot is leaning a bit to the right so I'd fix that"

I couldn't exactly figure out that. I tried the prespective to free transform but because the window (swastika) is not at right angle it gets distorted. The left side is parallel to the edge.