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Very nice shot. There is one thing though that makes this image difficult to use when creating a photomanipulation. It's those lighting fixtures on top of all the columns. Other then that it's really a great shot.
Yes I agree. Just for my own amusement, I did an experiment with this image in "PS". It took considerable time to remove all the lighting fixtures that are present on the one side (ie. copying/pasting, blending, cloning etc.). In the end I just copied the one side that had fewer light fixtures and flipping it horizontally (this was what I was attempting to avoid). With some perspective and lighting adjustments... it looked as if those lighting fixtures were never there. I also replaced the floor in front of the stairs. This turned out well and it looked untouched by modern hands and very natural. I had lots of fun doing this experiment. This isn't something I normally do with stock images, but it's a really great image. I wanted to see for myself what it would take to make it look as it did originally, without the modern additions to it's interior facade. All in all it's a great stock piece and I hope that it inspires other to create something stunning with what you have made. Thanks for making it available to us. I'm pretty sure it will be used many times.
Certainly depends on your PS skills and version (the newer ones have some quite awesome content aware fill/heal tools - not sure how good they'd work here as I haven't tried, but then I must admit I haven't really seen the light fixtures before you pointed them out either probably cos I wasn't going to use it myself) how fast and well you can clean up the image. Glad to hear it worked without too much fuss for you
It's a wonderful stock image. It's funny that you didn't notice them. Their placement goes from one end of the image to the other. Another thing is that I'm a "master electrician" and have been involved in this type of work for many years, so that would account for my noticing of the lighting fixtures. Also I feel that your very fortunate to have been able to photograph this in person.
haha now that explains a lot I think my not noticing them is also due to me seeing this in person and the lasting impression wasn't tainted by machinery of any kind... I tend to not have much objectivity when it comes to my own photos And yeah, I do feel fortunate to be able to travel and see all this stuff n person