Sharon Moir  

Lily Pad by Sharon Moir

December 2019 - Lily Pad

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This was taken at the Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, Italy. Except for some cropping, nothing has been done to the photo. I just liked the lone lily surrounded by pads covered with rain drops.

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8 comments posted

Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Nice capture and composition. The drops of water add to the scene. The green colors complement one another.   Posted: 12/10/2019 16:32:00

Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
I used the burn tool to darken the light area of the flower and bring out the drops of water. Then I used color painting to add contrast between the central flower and the outer leaves. Then darkened the background with some vignetting.   Posted: 12/10/2019 16:52:56
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Dennis Hirning   Dennis Hirning
I was thinking that using a polarizing filter would have taken care of the light areas but Neal's approach also works.

To me, while the drops in the leaves on the right are interesting, I feel that the dark area is too much and could be cropped off.   Posted: 12/10/2019 17:36:34
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Sharon Moir   Sharon Moir
I played around with cropping and couldn't get anything I really liked. The dark is a bit much. I like what you did, Neal
  Posted: 12/15/2019 14:07:27

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
I too would crop off the right to remove some dark but also to focus the eye more on the flower. There's a lovely mood to the image. Good capture.   Posted: 12/18/2019 15:02:52

Joey Johnson   Joey Johnson
I love the almost monotone quality. Focuses on the rain drops and the elegant bud. I do like Dennis'crop. There isn't enough happening over on the right to keep it in the image. I love the crispness of the water drops.This would look good on a wall.   Posted: 12/18/2019 17:40:48

David Robb   David Robb
I might of zoomed out a little farther to accentuate the lone and isolated lilly. Placing the lilly in the bottom right third pointing towards the left.   Posted: 12/21/2019 20:08:22

Than Sint   Than Sint
It is very nice capture and composition. I feel wet and moist environment around me.   Posted: 12/24/2019 11:23:40