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Photographer's Note

This was taken as part of series I conceied whilst in HCM. I noticed in my guide book that every world faith has a place of worship within walking distance of each other in the city, so I walked around them all in a day taking photos. This is a Confucian temple (not buddhist as previously stated). I had the best time here, they were all so cool about me being there, even with my tripod out!. I mainly sat in a corner looking over at the custodian and the nun, and took my best pictures in this way. After a while I was chatting with some of the resident acolytes (her name was Hui Men), and one of them gave me one of her bracelets. At first I thought she was trying to sell it to me, but then embarrasingly realised it was a gift. This was one of the best experiences of my whole trip. Unfortunatley I spent so long in here, that I was too late to take pictures of the Hindu temple. Guess I'll have to go back and try again :)

I am much happier with this presentation of the image. This is a scan from the negative. Not much editing, mainly contrast. The biggest problem was balancing strong light from the doorway, with the subdued light inside the room I was in. To get around this I selected the doorway and treated it separately from the rest of the image. The rest was easy.

I also woould like to add adams critique of the original post here as it is one of my favorites:
"There are several great aspects to this image. I like that there are 2 arches at right, each pointing a different way, yet connected within. The colors mix well, and of course, the people. Each doing their own thing, yet somehow connected. Maybe they're waiting for the same thing?"

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