Belinda Hudnall Keller  

I Love you too by Belinda Hudnall Keller

October 2020 - I Love you too

October 2020 - Belinda Hudnall Keller


About the Image(s)

I hope all is well with each of you! No elaborate 'thing' this month. I love flowers and plants after rain. I started out composing for drops, but I liked how the two plants seemed to be leaning toward each other. Hostas are great to photograph for their heart-shaped leaves, so that's where my imagination traveled. There were not many edits, but hopefully enough to convey the title without making things too dark.

Samsung Galaxy s9, auto
Snapseed: Crop tool, Healing tool to remove stray spots, Vignette adjusted to darken the outer areas of the background

13 comments posted

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
The final image is well done and beautiful! The vignette makes the leaves with different shapes stand out. I'd prefer to remove the wooden fence on the left side.   Posted: 10/05/2020 15:29:07
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you! I agree about removing the brown fence.   Posted: 10/06/2020 09:21:35

Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
This is really beautiful now! I love the way you have made it really special and secluded. Yes...I would clone out the fence! Have you tried the cloning tool in Touch Retouch yet?   Posted: 10/05/2020 17:12:02
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you! The fence will go. I haven't tried the app mentioned, but I really should. I wish Snapseed had included the cloning tool. I've been using the cloning tool, and a few others, through Photo Editor.   Posted: 10/06/2020 09:26:48
Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
Well, Snapseed has the Healing tool but it is very clumsy!   Posted: 10/06/2020 15:50:58
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Oh, how well I know. I use it, but it's not the same as a cloning tool.   Posted: 10/10/2020 08:34:03

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
This is a lovely image. This would look good on a card...   Posted: 10/08/2020 09:54:09
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
That's nice, Ruth. Thank you so much!   Posted: 10/10/2020 08:35:26

Marilyn Kinyon   Marilyn Kinyon
Lovely image with a very nice "feel" to it.   Posted: 10/09/2020 09:50:56
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you, Marilyn!   Posted: 10/10/2020 08:36:26

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
This works really well and your direction to clear the clutter is working.

What I've found works well in Snapseed is to use the Brush tool, set to Exposure and dialed to -1.0. This will darken objects like the post. It may take a couple of passes, but it does the job.

The other suggestion I would make is to experiment with the brush tool to dodge and burn to bring out more dimensionality, though doing so on my tablet is much more difficult than on my desktop.   Posted: 10/16/2020 18:10:58
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Thank you. Yes, that's a handy tool once you get the hang of it! The healing tool work wonders, too, but to me it's a bear. I had to get used to the tablet, but I had no choice. My desktop isn't compatible :(   Posted: 10/17/2020 10:12:56

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
If hostas were red, this would be a nice valentine for next year. The ribs/curved lines in the leaves remind me of the lines in a pumpkin, too. You did such a deft handling of this with the limited tools that the fence isn't all that annoying, as it's barely visible. The dark vignette made a big difference in hiding all the competing bright foliage. I agree with Ruth that it's a ready-made card!   Posted: 10/17/2020 11:46:37


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