Peggy Reeder  

Poppy...Gone by Peggy Reeder

May 2022 - Poppy...Gone

May 2022 - Peggy Reeder


About the Image(s)

As you can see from the original, the final image is just a small part of the whole. I wanted to capture that poppy that had reached the end of its blooming cycle and was only a seed head. Fortunately I got the focus where I wanted it. I did some basic editing in Lightroom with contrast, exposure, tone curve, etc. By this time it was pretty green and I needed something to tone it down a bit. I took it into Photoshop and applied a texture that has a canvas-like appearance, and the color of the texture changed the tone of the image. Finally I added a stroke. The stroke color was selected from the image, but here it just looks a little off white.

3 comments posted

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
The flower in the final image is well done, but I think that it could have been zoomed into, and not include the two stems in the background. It appears that you had enough detail so that it could have been made into a fine macro shot.   Posted: 05/04/2022 07:04:07

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
I agree with Jerry, the process makes the flower stand out well. For me, the side stems are secondary elements, but I feel that there is too much negative space on the right and not enough on the left. Perhaps you may consider this composition Peggy or something similar without the tilting.   Posted: 05/04/2022 20:07:49
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Al Swanson   Al Swanson
Very sharp and distinct image. The little hairs on the stem reveal a great deal of detail. I agree that there is a bit too much negative space on the right and I would crop much of that out even though it would leave a very thin image.   Posted: 05/16/2022 12:39:22


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