Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by chips, Sep 6, 2004.
I took this flower in my garden and desaturated it slightly in photoshop. Please be harsh
Ok, it's too dark, the flower's centered, jpeg artifacts, the red leaves on the right bother me.
(I had some nice things to say, but you said be harsh... )
lol u can b nice too but thanks for your comments
I am new, so I am not going to masacre your photo. I do want to agree tho that the backround is too dark.
I'd blur the background. Given you already have the shot and changing DOF is out of the question - photoshop will do it (select the flower, invert and apply filter).
It is too dark, just because colors are subdued dosen't mean it should be hard to see. The focus is a little soft and the composition is off. I would consider cropping in closer, selecting the flower (use the magnetic lasso then Select- Feather - 1 pixel - OK), brighten the flower a little, select - inverse and blur the background slightly.
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