Red and Crystal

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  1. drdan

    drdan TPF Noob!

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    The background is too distracting here I think. I desaturated the background a good bit but it's still not right. Any suggestions?

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It's still working for me! Actually, I quite like it, despite the busy background, which is busy, I do agree. But it goes with the shape of the snow on the flower in focus. And THAT has been captured sooo well!
    Plus I love the monochrome character of this otherwise clearly COLOUR photo!
    Yes, I do find it quite, quite appealing as it is!
     
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    mygrain Friend to nose goblins everywhere

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    I agree with LA. It is busy but it seems to be the theme of the shot. Busy but not distracting. My eyes go where they need to go. I like the colors as well. Good shot!
     
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    I think that the background makes this picture unique. It would be a completely different picture with a more solid background. It kind of takes me there... surrounded by red and white.
     
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    DAN!!! the background isn't too distractive for me! It works beautifully here !!! Great job!!
     
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    I think I know what u mean by saying it's not right. Personally, I think maybe the shades of those bigger leafs on the subject are a bit too dark. Maybe modify them a little to a more light, reddish tone so they will be more in harmony with the tone of the whole picture? What do u think?
     
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    Thanks everybody. Good observation Tok, I might try that.
     
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    I really like the photo, the focus is perfect. My only suggestion would be to tone down the large bright highlight at the top of the frame. If that was nudged down just a little, you may not need to adjust anything else.
     
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    Here it is with a little clone stamp work.

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    My pleasure, drdan. I like the background in the second pic better. Having looked at both pics the background in the first one looked too simple to be real now. If u happen to alter the tone on the big leafs pls show it to us, man. Looking forward to view it. 8)
     

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