Marti Buckely  

Bleeding Hearts by Marti Buckely

November 2023 - Bleeding Hearts

November 2023 - Marti Buckely


About the Image(s)

I started this in Lightroom and did some basic adjustments and a crop. Then I selected the subject, inverted it and darkened the background and added the stroke.
Shot at 1/250 at 6.3 (and should have used more for depth of field)

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

David Terao   David Terao
This is a lovely image of bleeding hearts. The colors are so rich and vibrant, and they stand out well against the dark background. I wonder if cropping the image to eliminate the last three flowers would put more attention on the flowers in focus.   Posted: 11/06/2023 17:38:04

Ingrid Lockhart   Ingrid Lockhart
Hi Marti. I haved tried to capture bleeding hearts many times and you have done an excellent job with this group. The way you have isolated these blooms and darkened the background is very effective. I agree with David that cropping out the less focused blooms could make the composition even more effective. I would also take out the little whitish blotch in the upper middle of the background.   Posted: 11/20/2023 13:05:02

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Is this better?   Posted: 11/21/2023 18:03:18
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Ingrid Lockhart   Ingrid Lockhart
I like it!   Posted: 11/21/2023 18:06:28

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
I agree with the comments that cropping the out-of-focus blossoms at the top would make a stronger image...   Posted: 11/22/2023 20:06:23