I have been eyeing these remaining flowers, dried and holding on from winter. What caught my eye was that they are all brown and there was a brown brick wall I thought I might want as background (so one color, actually). In this case, I went with some away from the wall because I liked the sun shining in from the right. This is taken with a LensBaby Velvet 85mm. LensBaby is definitely not to everyone’s taste, but I liked the softness and glow here. It gives a gentle look to what could otherwise be harsh lines.
Impressions or other feedback welcome.
Is this a composite: No
I cropped this to vertical and brought it in just a little. I made some minor levels adjustments to lighten the midtones a little and brought up brightness and exposure very, very slightly. I did not make a color change to this or any other edits. I had used daylight white balance and left the color.
I’m not sure I went the right way with this, but I tried to apply some of @Mark_Seaver 's suggestions on darkening the highlights on the right and bringing up the flowers a bit. Is it over the top, or did I focus in the wrong place? I did the flowers jointly, and I’m thinking I maybe should have made separate masks for them. Better, worse, or about the same?