John Larson, FPSA, MPSA  

Three in a Row by John Larson, FPSA, MPSA

September 2020 - Three in a Row

September 2020 - John Larson, FPSA, MPSA


About the Image(s)

My fiance and I went to near Woolrich, PA to take some shots in a sunflower field. I always look for images that have three flowers or three of whatever I am shooting. I then took this RAW image into Lightroom and boosted the vibrance way up to eliminate the white spots in the JPG image. I then went into PS and used Select|Subject to select the three flowers. I then gaussian blurred the background to my liking. I then went around and cleaned up different spots using mostly the History Brush.

4 comments posted

Allen Calopisis
good job on blurring out the background. It would further help to clone out the dirt at the upper left corner. I would also darken the background a bit more which would bring the sunflowers forward and also add some separation. A little ghosting to the right of the large sunflower.   Posted: 09/21/2020 19:43:16

David Garrison
I like it the way it is except for the ghosting. Like the background   Posted: 09/22/2020 10:57:28

Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Hi John, You did a good job with the background. I sometimes forget abut the Gaussian blur tool. Thanks for the reminder.
I like the brightness of the three sunflowers. The bees are an added element to this very nice image.   Posted: 09/23/2020 12:45:25

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
I like what you have done to achieve this photo. The new background does bring the flowers forward and I really love the bees. There is a bit of ghosting but I don't think it distracts. Will say Allen's idea of darkening the background could really pop the sunflowers. Glad you're having fun!!   Posted: 09/23/2020 14:21:55


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