Richard Siersma  

After the rain by Richard Siersma

June 2018 - After the rain

About the Image(s)

This was taken in Holland, Mi at the Tulip Festival. It's been cropped a little and slightly tweaked in Light Room.

5 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
I love tulip pictures. Both their shapes and colors are magnificent. Richard, I like the fact that your background is mostly red and green while your primary subject has a great deal of yellow. This really brings my focus to the foreground tulip.

I played with the idea of darkening the BG a bit... and also desaturating it somewhat. Here's what I came up with. I'm not sure if the additional saturation on the close tulip is too garish. Please let me know your thoughts.

  Posted: 06/02/2018 14:44:36
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Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Oliver is spot on with his opinion on tulips--the most interesting flower to photograph in all phases its flowering. I have to disagree with Oliver's desaturating the BG to more emphasis the yellow flower, to my eye it does make it too 'heavy' --garish is a good word for it Oliver.

I had the pleasure of visiting the tulip festival in Holland MI but if one can, the tulip festival in Europe's Holland is an unforgettable slight.   Posted: 06/03/2018 10:14:13

Dick States   Dick States
(Group 6)
Hi, I'm Dick from group 6. I agree with Barb and like how sharp the main tulip is in this image. I would like to see more of the tulip on the left by moving to the right. I feel it needs to be more of a secondary player in the image and composition. This would also move the main tulip off center and do away with the empty space on the right and help the composition. I would also darken the light areas on the foliage a little. Crop a little off the top to keep my eye from wondering in the background. I would flip the image and using NIK gave the image 48% structure which really made the rain drops pop. I hope you like what I did.   Posted: 06/18/2018 13:20:44
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Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Dick I think you did this just right filling the bottom LH area, flipping the image and most partic. I do like the extra emphasis from NIK on the raindrops   Posted: 06/18/2018 15:12:21

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
You did a good job making the background in soft focus to draw your attention to the main subject. I believe the image is saturated just right.   Posted: 06/18/2018 14:00:12


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