Belinda Hudnall Keller  

Where Fairies Dance by Belinda Hudnall Keller

August 2019 - Where Fairies Dance

August 2019 - Belinda Hudnall Keller


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The poppies grabbed my attention in this garden. It’s private and fenced so it was a killer not being able to get closer.
I really liked them, but alone at the top of the hill was ‘blah’. I wasn't sure it was worth bothering to get creative but liked the results. Darkening the background highlighted the poppies, and the area of light on the grass reminded me of a gathering spot in evenings for elves and fairies-- use your imagination!
I concentrated on that area and the light, cloned some of the rock and flowers to add to the scene.
Samsung Galaxy s9, Auto
Snapseed, Tools: Crop; Healing removed weeds and sticks; adjusted inner and outer Vignette; Tuned for contrast, saturation, ambiance, brightness; Selective tool for brightening specific areas.
PhotoEditor tools: Clone for adding rock and extra wildflowers

This round’s discussion is now closed!
12 comments posted

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
Edited is a big improvement. You had a vision for the image, and I think you basically nailed it. You might either move the light down to the flowers, of clone just a few in the center of it.   Posted: 08/02/2019 15:46:19
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you, Bob. I think I'll play around with more flowers.   Posted: 08/06/2019 15:32:30

Really nice edits.....The dark background and the increased details of the tree trunk and surrounding ground make this for me. Good work on the cloning of new rocks and flowers....maybe adding some brightness to the foreground flowers would add a little pop.   Posted: 08/07/2019 08:15:32
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you, I will try your suggestion!   Posted: 08/13/2019 11:52:36

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
I like the way that you have cropped this image, accentuating the poppies and reducing the base of the rock. I am also enjoying the color palette that you have used for this picture.   Posted: 08/11/2019 14:06:42
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you. Summer greens can get over saturated. Wasn't sure about the greens here.   Posted: 08/13/2019 11:51:25

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
I like your post-processing, which renders a mysterious scene. The post-processed colors are right on the money, as well as the tighter final composition. I'm fine with all the flowers added through cloning, but I don't like the cloned piece of stone showing a little below the center. I see it and I automatically think of a snake. Either eliminate it, or give it a better appearance.   Posted: 08/11/2019 19:15:18
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Oh, I am laughing! If you knew how I dislike snakes. I will never look at that rock the same again, so it will be changed!   Posted: 08/12/2019 09:03:02

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
I love the magical quality of the image. One small point--the added last rock on the left takes my eye away from the composition. I would move it perhaps light to the left of the rock below to give you an implied leading line to the flowers   Posted: 08/11/2019 20:04:29
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Which one, Albert? I got mixed up. Thank you!   Posted: 08/13/2019 11:46:23
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Guy Hawkins   Guy Hawkins
Your edited version is much improved over the original. You did a great job cloning in the rocks but I agree that the one you labeled 4 should be deleted. It tends to draw your attention out of the picture and away from the tree and flowers. I would tone down the highlighted grass   Posted: 08/23/2019 11:26:05
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you, Guy. I agree with the suggestions   Posted: 08/23/2019 14:42:37