Yipikaye!!! It’s Friday. This week sucked more than usual, with constant downpour. I am probably the least depressing person in the whole world, but right now I can hardly wait for my workday/week to be over, so I can go home and take cover under my favorite red blanket. So, 90 minutes and counting!!!
Friday is also a day for AfterBeforeForum, hosted by the fabulous Stacy Fischer on her blog Visual Venturing. Here is my after/before image, for other more fabulous entries hop on the crazy train and check them all on Stacy’s blog.
Another gentle touch…The most important part in this week’s entry was cropping. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to make drastic changes to an image to get good results. I wanted to achieve an intimate, soft composition and I managed to do that by making a slight adjustment, bringing that first flower closer to the viewer and reducing all that visual noise in the background. By increasing shadows and contrast I got that soft, warm atmosphere.
That’s it folks! Have a fabulous weekend! (I don’t know what’s with all this fabulousness in my post today 😀 )
After few of my fellow participants commented on my post-processing, I went back and played some more with the image. The main complain was that the shadows were overwhelming and that a lighter image would add more delicacy to the rose. I guess it is a personal preference, I do like darker images. But they were right, the shadows were to heavy. I still believe this image would be too dark for them, but that’s a matter of taste. If all of us prcessed the same image, I suspect we would get completely different results.