Stunning Hydrangea

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  1. Sleepy_Sentry

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    I found a single hydrangea sitting in a pot today. They aren't very common where I live because of the hot climate.

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    I had a lot of trouble deciding what level of contrast I wanted and light. I decided low light and a lot of contrast would be best for artistic effect. What do you think?
     
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    I, personally, am not a fan of this high contrast. It tends to take away from the color, and though it does add some drama, I guess, I'd like to see an eye-popping blue.

    After studying the picture further, if you like this dramatic effect, maybe taking out the white leaves on the right of the flower and removing whatever it is on the top left and coloring these areas black would work better.

    Just my thoughts
     
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    The hydrangea is lost in dark shadow, blown out petals and the clutter behind and beside the flower; my eye is immediately drawn to the leaf on the right. In my opinion I don't think with these things cloned out that the shot would work any better because too much detail is lost in the hydrangea itself.
     

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