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Court of Heaven

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This is one of the 3 shots I actually enjoyed taking at this awkard shooting location on today's Photoshoot, which all happened to be silhouettes. The sun was definitely working against me when I saw this shot, and I was determined to fight it til I get it right. This is actually a basketball court right next to the Korean Bell of Friendship and Pavilion, which resides right off the edge of the hill where you have a clear view of the sea.

Behind the picture is an insanely huge cloud that's going to bring us rain the next week, and the sun hitting on the court and the clouds hard. With all the elements working against my poor D50, I think I somehow managed to get this o'mighty kingdom come get down on your knees and watch the angels descend type of feeling... ahh, maybe I had too much coffee last night. The original looks quite like this one actually, except I had to apply my few little tricks to bring out the focus of the picture a bit. It enhances the dramatic feeling that I was trying to capture.

On a side note, this place looks kind of like the ultimate street basketball tournament stage for some video games... :-)

siufishie, The Johann Espiritu™, and 12 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Herman Au - http://www.hermanau.com ages ago | reply

    good eye cruise_arjun, i think the post actually give you a slight sense of depth where the end of the view leads to, in a sense giving the viewers a visual illusion that it's just the court right above clouds and the sea

  2. The Johann Espiritu™ ages ago | reply


    Oneness – Labyrinth


  3. judo_dad1953 ages ago | reply

    great shot

  4. ~Jaffa~ ages ago | reply

    I like your shot quite alot..

    indeed it gives a sense of heaven

  5. Herman Au - http://www.hermanau.com ages ago | reply

    ~Jaffa~: Thanks for the compliment and the fave. I figured this isn't the type of shot the fits the taste of the majority, but this one really has a special place in my heart. Appreciate it. :-)

  6. Stephen Heisler ages ago | reply

    The shot is great... you have some serious skills.

  7. white intermezzo ages ago | reply

    cute silhouette ~ love the light :)

    A+++ Grade Photo

  8. _vanitY_ ages ago | reply

    4 A+++ logo's?
    Post your photo HERE , and maybe someone gives you the 5the one

    Seen next to a fellow photo of A+++ Photo (Post 1 give A+++ logo to 3 pics)-1/day-Read Rules. (?)

  9. αndré [zensiert/censored] [deleted] ages ago | reply

  10. Herman Au - http://www.hermanau.com ages ago | reply

    Thanks komla, this type of shot has a very selected audience and I appreciate your support. :-)

  11. blakeseely ages ago | reply

    Absolutely A Super A+++ Photo!

  12. Melville B. ages ago | reply

    Wonderful mood ... I love it !
    Seen in your Silhouette set. (?)

  13. daintee ages ago | reply

    Contrast is really great here. I love the feathering around the edges, too.

    I found this photo because you asked me to Explore My Photostream

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