Tom Pickering, APSA  

Blue and White Duo by Tom Pickering, APSA

May 2023 - Blue and White Duo

May 2023 - Tom Pickering, APSA


About the Image(s)

Specs: Samsung A13 Smartphone, f1.8, 1/230s, Handheld, Room Light

Captured at a local hardware store's garden center. Brought into Photoshop and copies the flowers to their own layer and added some clarity and texture via ACR. Removed the flowers from the background layer, as well as the pot and other distractions. Finally, I cropped to focus on the flowers. Suggestions?

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Miriam Power   Miriam Power
I think the lower flower is more interesting so I cropped in on it. I darkened the background a fraction to emphasise it a bit more. I agree with cloning out the messy stuff   Posted: 05/09/2023 13:01:42
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Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Agree with Miriam and like what she did with the flower. I'm one who tends to like conventional groups of one, three, five, etc. Good eye to catch these two beauties while shopping.
  Posted: 05/20/2023 16:41:39

Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
this is brilliant!   Posted: 05/27/2023 12:17:19

Rick Finney   Rick Finney
I think singling out the bottom is a good idea but it is a totally different image. I don't know what you were thinking but the two flowers on a diagonal across the image is delightful.   Posted: 05/28/2023 18:12:58

Brian Chen   Brian Chen
i nomrally go with 1, 3, or 5. But these two on diagonal are beatiful too.....   Posted: 05/28/2023 22:38:38

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
Two on the diagonal works. I think the backgrounds should be blurred and darkened. The top flower looks wahed out on my screen   Posted: 05/31/2023 11:12:44