Lane B Lewis  

Poppy by Lane B Lewis

May 2020 - Poppy

May 2020 - Lane B Lewis


About the Image(s)

Covid-19 has provided me with the time to photograph my Spring flowers. I have been having a lot of fun and trying different methods of processing the images. The day was gray and the light was quite flat when these image was made. It was shot at 400 ISO, 35mm, f/14, 200 sec. hand held with my Olympus OM-D e-1 MK III. I processed in Lightroom making basic adjustments. Then I sent it to Luminar 4 and did a sky replacement. I also processed one without the sky replacement which is a different look. I like both images. I would like to have your thoughts.

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5 comments posted

Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
I like the contrast of all the colors in your image and that bright splash of red, so for me, the choice is the shot with the replacement blue sky. All of those buds provide lots of interest it is like they are looking everywhere. My eye does keep landing on the one large bud that is front and center. Since it is a bit out of the depth of field you might consider cloning that one out. I particularly like your perspective on this shot, you were right down there with it when you took the picture.   Posted: 05/07/2020 16:06:43

Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
Beautiful Red against blue sky. It seems sharp to me but I think Bruce's suggestion about the middle pod may help. I too love the perspective, and what is most amazing about this photo is how all the other plants naturally go every which way but the focus is clear. Beautiful and striking.   Posted: 05/09/2020 10:30:50

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
I like the blue sky better, it makes the red poppy pop. RGB - Red, Green, and Blue Primary colors and an attractive image. I feel like the image is too busy. I cropped the image to focus on just the poppy and the sky. I like the sun rays coming through.   Posted: 05/09/2020 11:01:01

Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
My take on this is that the ambient light is soft and complements the poppy. I think the blue sky and clouds subtract from the subject.   Posted: 05/09/2020 17:19:08

Mike Walker   Mike Walker
I like the image as it is. The view point works really well to put the flower in context. The nearest bud could be removed, though I'm not sure how that would affect the composition as I feel it serves a purpose of filling in the foreground.   Posted: 05/21/2020 08:16:49