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Small village not far from Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso. Red earth, dark greens, blue sky and multicolored textiles mixed for a real symphony of colors.

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Mon Aug 07, '06 11:27AM
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Uploaded By: Alice Kabanoff

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Authored by: Bob Miller on Wednesday, December 21 2011 @ 12:18 PM EST Laundry Day

Nice comp and doc scene. Would have liked to see a bit more sat and contrast/detail in the sky but just a nit.

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Authored by: Avi Hirschfield on Wednesday, December 21 2011 @ 05:48 PM EST Laundry Day

Nice composition

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Authored by: Andrew Brown on Thursday, December 22 2011 @ 05:29 AM EST Laundry Day

I agree about increasing the saturation and contrast, and I also agree with Alica that the photos on my computer also look slightly different once posted here... I find that I have to make a few adjustments before uploading...

This scene is so typical of Africa, it is only the vegetation and buildings that change, depending on what part of Africa one is in...

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Authored by: Richard P Schoettger on Thursday, December 22 2011 @ 06:56 AM EST Laundry Day

Verry well composed image Alice..shows a very good eye to placement of the tree, earth, people and sky.   It looks like a fascinating place to visit.   Yes..I struggle constantly with getting the colors and exposure right on TPN.  I need to oversaturate to get mine looking normal...but that is likely due to my monitor, etc.   Besides the suggestion with being the sky in darker, I would also give it a try to actually take some red out??  I always like to give the sky that more deeper blue color that I think would pop this shot.   I hope you have more of this area..love to see it!

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Authored by: Walter Rowe on Thursday, December 22 2011 @ 12:58 PM EST Laundry Day

Wonderful capture. Maybe lower the luminence and increase the saturation in the blues.

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Authored by: Patrick Flynn on Friday, December 23 2011 @ 03:27 PM EST Laundry Day

You apparently would have needed multiple different exposures and HDR here to get the dynamic range you saw with your eyes, particularly for the sky. However I do like your composition and the elemental color palette.

I boost Saturation by 20 to 25% on every image I post here, and in general that applies the necessary adjustment. For some reason a few shots require upwards of 50% Saturation boosts - so normally I review the posting and re-edit/replace it as needed.
 

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