Jacob Wat  

Black and White Flowers #2.   by Jacob Wat

October 2020 - Black and White Flowers #2.

October 2020 - Jacob Wat


About the Image(s)

For this month I decided to try another black and white image. I took the photo using my iPhone 6s again and then edited the image in Lightroom. I used a vignette to remove most of the background and add a feathering to it to smooth the transition from flower to darkness. I took the photo in the afternoon on a partially cloudy day at my local botanic garden in late August.

6 comments posted

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
I like your crop and editing. Usually two's of things (objects) don't have as much visual interest as threes (or an odd number).   Posted: 10/04/2020 14:47:02

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Jacob, good for you to keep working on your b/w. It seems that there are some heavy brushstrokes on the white flowers that aren't on the original. I would lighten your flowers up. Dean makes a good point, so you might add back in your little bloom to create a triangle (always good in photography) and give you a threesome.   Posted: 10/05/2020 18:19:06

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Jacob, your work improves each month. Well done.
I don't mind having just 2 blooms in the composition which works well in this vertical format.
There is still some white "fluff" in the background particularly near the top flower which you could remove with the healing brush or clone tool.   Posted: 10/13/2020 10:45:31

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
I completely agree with all the previous comments. Very nice progression in learning how to edit photography.
As a suggestion: When looking in your vewfinder/screen, try to work on your composition - odd numbers are mentioned above are normally more appealing. In the original imabe the marble edge could have been avoided and the top flower could have been included. I really like how you remove distrators, although a little too much darkening on the upper end.
Great. Keep on practicing.   Posted: 10/16/2020 07:57:23

Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
I agree with the others Jacob, your work has come a long way. I like your choice of Black and White for this pic and its simplicity.   Posted: 10/17/2020 19:44:45

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Jacob, you are learning how to use your editing tools and improving your images. Black and white was a good choice. I have no problem with two rather than three blossoms. they are well placed. I do think that the vignette should be lightened on the flowers. It works well to isolate the flowers from the background but is covering up many of the petals of the flowers. You could erase some of the darkening from the white of the flowers, and the flowers would really pop.   Posted: 10/17/2020 20:17:52


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