The original photo was shot with a d800 and 300 mm at f5 , 1.320 sec, ISO 400, handheld. It was a good shot (if I say so) and very colorful but I never really felt hugely comfortable with it because the color seemed to dominate the form. The green lines are grasses and were very bright.
A couple of months ago , I started tinkering. First I converted to black and white. Hmmm. Not happy there I painted some of the color back in , mainly on the flowers. The picture sat there awhile. Then I used a paintbrush in PS and started painting my own color on the other parts. It still didn’t look right. Then I started adding some of my overlays to give it more depth . Then I tinkered again in LR, making it darker, having a more compressed histogram. I think its there, although tomorrow I may decide I need to tinker more.
Any comment is fair game. Interested to hear what this group thinks.
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Kathy don’t touch the photo any more, I love it as it is. So delicate, soft, romantic don’t touch it.
Hi Kathy! I agree with Gigi. It is beautiful as is! His word romantic is a good fit. The soft lighting gives it a delicate beauty. I wouldn’t change a thing!
I really like this, Kathy. I think you did a superb job on the colors and I agree with Gigi that it’s right where it wants to be. A beautiful image.
Beautiful and dreamy as is! Tinkering does pay off and I often find it hard to determine when to stop. Very nicely done!
Kathy: Just a superbly crafted image and a terrific result. Most excellent.>=))>
I’m in complete agreement with the others… keep it just as is. Lovely, soft feel with just enough in focus to keep the viewer’s attention. Love it!
Kathy, please leave it alone! The image is done, and truly well done at that!