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thought I'd try B & W background
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This is an interesting image. It's unusual to see bluebells on a BW background. The bluebells don't stand out from the dark background. I would make the dark grey into a light misty grey to give a floaty feel. I would also suggest you crop the out of focus flowers on the right as they don't add to the picture. The shadows under the flowers should lightened a little.
Personally, I don't like selective colouring of any kind so I'm posssibly the last person who should be commenting on this!
Ian's advice above is sound and the background is a little too powerful.
You've done a good job of selecting the colour on the flowers in the centre which are sharp and therefore have good definition but you'd probably be better off cropping out the others as Ian has suggested.
The whole point of colour popping is to make the most important part of the shot, usually only one or two things, stand out which is what you've (almost) done!
Hope this helps.
I've uploaded a very quick mod. in which I've cropped the RHS putting the main flowers on a third, adjusted it using the shadows/highlights tool and made a very slight tweak using the blue curve.
You'd get a similar, hopefully better, effect if you desatured the B/W layer some and increased the vibrance (if you have that option) or saturation in the coloured one.
That'll cause the flowers to really jump out at you.
thanks. i have also cropped and changed the background
It great to see the mods. Your second one is a super image. The flower really stands out. Good work.
Quote: Your second one is a super image
Great stuff Carole!
Stick with V2.
This has been an interesting one, Carole, and you have ended up with an excellent result.
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