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09/11/2011 - 8:48 PM

Purple Rain Drops

Purple Rain DropsHi there

I too like your photo and the background gives a good impression of a garden.

I feel it is a little overexposed for and would have benefitted from a shorter shutter speed. I felt it left the flower looking a bit washed and though I have boosted the colour and darkened it the flower still lacks punch. The 1st mod keeps your composition but I have clone out the bright patch top right of the flower head and darkened the left side of the image rather more than the right as I found this a bit distracting.

The second mod I did cropped right down to the flower head and I've taken out all the lighter patched around the flower and in the background. It is very different from yours and probably not what you were trying to achieve however I do wonder if it doesn't add some punch to the flower head. I also rotated it slightly to give it amore jaunty look. I wouldn't necessarily say it was better but just another idea.
Finally these are just my thoughts and the real test is do you like the image because that is really all that matters.
all the best