Jacob Wat  

Flowering Tree by Jacob Wat

May 2020 - Flowering Tree

About the Image(s)

Hi Everyone,
This month I took a picture of a flowering tree near my apartment in Indiana. We’ve been getting a lot of rain and so all the plants are pretty vivid. On the day I took the photo I was out around noon and it was a cloudy day. I took the photo again on my iPhone because I forgot to charge my camera. I have not edited the photo at all. I was thinking about cropping the photo a bit but haven’t had time yet to put into editing this one.

8 comments posted

Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
Good on you Jacob, good to see the flowers brightening our day, and you have done that. Rather than crop the pic I would probably highlighted the flowers by darkening the outer sections by using the vignetting feature in lightroom.   Posted: 05/03/2020 21:20:43

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Nicely done. I would probably crop a little on the left side and make a square image keeping the big bouquet in the center. To decrease the distraction from the background you could use the vignetting feature, like Geoffrey suggested or use the brushing tool and decrease the sharpness around the bouquet.   Posted: 05/04/2020 13:50:53
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Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
Thanks for the editing suggestion. I like all the changes and I am trying to implement them in my next photo   Posted: 05/17/2020 11:37:23
Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
Thanks for the editing suggestion. I like all the changes and I am trying to implement them in my next photo   Posted: 05/17/2020 11:37:51

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther

Lovely pink flowers. You got the main subject (the cluster in the foreground) clearly in focus. I agree that cropping in per Pierre's example would improve the image a bit and I would probably add a bit of vignette too.   Posted: 05/04/2020 14:02:07

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Jacob, this is a great recording of this plant. But to make it a compelling nature image, you need to do more with it. The suggestions above, cropping and vignetting will help. Perhaps some selective focus to further blur some of the buds in the background will also help to improve the composition.   Posted: 05/04/2020 15:41:57

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Jacob, you found a well lit colorful bouquet. Now that you have the image, it needs some editing as noted above, cropping, vignette, maybe some blurring. The problem with phone photography on an image like this is that everything is in focus. Ideally, you would want the center sharp and the area around the bouquet out of focus. Start using a camera; you will see better results.   Posted: 05/06/2020 15:10:00

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
I agree with all of the comments above and its very difficult to use Lightroom and Photoshop with a cell phone pic and make it artistic, instead of just a snap. It's a really nice start!   Posted: 05/10/2020 16:30:51


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