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    cold day warm heart

    to early in the morning
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    Re: cold day warm heart

    Hi Haenn,

    It is so colourful, but I don't know if is postprocessing or lack of focus. Everything look a bit to saturated for me, but is a matter of taste. Background is too powerfull, and is fighting with the main subject.

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    Re: cold day warm heart

    Yea i agree i am new to post processing, any tips and ideas please comment thanks

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    Re: cold day warm heart

    Haenn, you mind posting the original / prior to post processing?

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    Re: cold day warm heart

    It's a Cyclamen...and they are scarce this year,

    They can make for lovely subdued photos..with good elegant lines. Go gently with them and let the subtle tones and form speak for themselves.

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    Re: cold day warm heart

    sure here's the original


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    Re: cold day warm heart

    The original looks good to me.

    Maybe a little bit of selective sharpening applied to just the main subject and a closer crop. Possibly something like 4 x 5 ratio might work.

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    Re: cold day warm heart

    Hi Haenn,

    If you have the ability in your software, or especially in camera when shooting, for a subject like this, check out the red channel of the histogram display - you will find it has clipped. You need to be ever so careful not to over expose when shooting highly saturated red, yellow and blue flowers, because they will easily overload the red, red & green or blue channels, esepcially if shot in daylight. I see you applied - 1/3 EC, but you'll need more than that to avoid problems.

    When composing, you might want to look at trying to avoid little bright bits of bloom colour at the edge of frame (e.g. lower left corner, etc.), if that's impossible when shooting (often is), then clone them out in PP. What PP software do you have?

    I prefer the "original" (second posted) version, it is less contrasty and larger.

    EXIF data; Canon 60D at 135mm, 1/250s, f/5.6, iso 320.

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