Winter Rose (not a good name, I know...I'm not good at that part!)

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  1. *BK*

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    I took this last week in Aspen, CO, and then did some basic edits with Photoshop. What do you think?

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    flower not sharp enough
    cropping (or painting black) needs some improvement (you see see the edges with different color)

    post up the original and let the pros give you some suggestion on editting (i'm not a pro)
     
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    I deliberately softened the flower. I really didn't like it sharp, mainly because it was too bright from the sunlight. What you see on the edges isn't actually background color, I used the magnetic lasso on Photoshop Elements so the cut was right to the border. What that is is highlighting....unfortunately I can't manually add that....or if I can, I have no idea how, I'm really new to PSE. (If anyone has any idea how to do that I'd love to learn...I spent a few hours on that and just couldn't get it to do what I wanted it to.) So it places it on the edges of that particular layer automatically. I'll try to remove that and see what happens.


    Thanks for the feedback. Keep it coming!!!
     
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    Call me a Philistine but I love the original.
    The contrast of the absolute purity of the white rose against the dim, dark snow is great. And the slant helps the composition.
     
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    The original really???? I'll be honest...when I did it, the intention was to get rid of the original background, so I haven't even really looked at it as a complete picture. Thank you so much for that perspective, I didn't even see it that way.
     
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    Hey 'Philistine", I think your right on.
     
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    I'm so surprised! I'm still having trouble seeing it....with the original background it still looks very snap-shot-y to me. I need to look at it for a little while. Thanks so much!
     
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    the contrast is high enough to separate the rose from the background.....of couse not the best...but the original does look better than the modified version....with CS2....you can also darken the shadow and lighting the highlights....make the contrast even higher...not sure if you can do that with PSE...
     
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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
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    I also love the original...

    Much better than the edit. You should be happy with the raw photograph.
    The edges look much better and it's got more perspective.
     
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    I wish I could see this the same way you all do. I'm just not please with the original. :-(
     

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