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    I was hoping someone could steer me right on this one. Right above the flower there was a white road, mostly blown out. I attempted to darken the area so there was a nice contrast to the flower being shared. The image was darkened in the area in question, but there was a very synthetic feel to it. Any suggestions or C&C?

    This image was shot in jpeg and with the in-camera B&W feature enabled.

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    Tom,

    Nice image, have you tried brightening the flower ?

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    Re: "love"

    I did, it helped very much thank you. I attempted it before, but was afraid of "going too far".

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    Re: "love"

    I was wondering what if you selected the kids and put them on a new layer, then you could darken the layer below them, as they would not be affected by that change.

    Cheers:

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    Would I need photoshop to layer it Allan? I only currently have access to Lightroom. Any other utilities out there?

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    Re: "love"

    Yes Tom: Photoshop CS or Elements would be needed as you have to layer the image. Did not know that you were using only lightroom.

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    Re: "love"

    Considering that the flowers in the bottom left corner are a bit distracting, try darkening them.

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    Re: "love"

    This is a very interesting photo. I keep going back and looking at it. It reminds me quite a lot of some of the paintings of Bouguereau. The only thing I would change is to crop off the top 1/8 inch.

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    Re: "love"

    Bummer, not in the cards for new software...Maybe next year, lol.

    Here is a retake on it with the crop, darker foreground flowers and the main flower lighter.

    I also included the original as a point of reference of where it came from type of idea...The other idea was to make it a long landscape with the same height crop...

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    Tom,

    I think you have the right crop! I can't think of any other method to make sense of the area by the road than to use layers in any version of Photoshop. Although a close crop of the girl's face looking down (the girl on the left) would be nice too. Children's faces are always a focal point for me and her hair is framing her face so nicely.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: "love"

    Thanks I really like the outcome with everyones suggestions. If I was shooting in raw versus jpeg would the road be easier to fix?

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