Evening Shrine

I have no idea what this shrine is about. If you can read Thai then feel free to chime in. There is no English translation and it just sits along Beach Road. I have known about it since my first trip to Thailand years ago and have photographed poorly before but when I was coming off the beach after shooting to get to my bike I saw it again and figured why not shoot it at night.

This image was a bit of a pain because there is so much going on in it. I debated on a cinematic crop but I like the texture that the building in the back gives. Helps offset a lot of the red and gives the image some depth. I changed things up and did a lot of the pre-heavy lifting of dodging and burning along with curves adjustments, along with various gradients before I went into masking mode. I always like to give the image a bit of something via Intensify CK then mask it in. I then brought the reds down a bit by using a luminosity mask with Nik Silver Efx.

Enjoy.

evening-shrine

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  1. The photo is interesting. This shrine has so much in such a small space. The bold colors especially the red draws you in. The shrines and the temples are works of art by some very talented people of Thailand. I enjoyed.