Among the files in my edit pile this week was this image:
There is quite a bit going on in this image, but for this particular edit, I wanted to create an image that was still but deceptively so. I started my edits with a crop, the further stilled the water by cloning out some of the roots that were visible underwater. I’ve boosted the luminance as well. Then I applied a vignette, placing the center on the larger of the two blooms. Here is the final version:
Because I chose to have the crop and vignette in areas that are not typical for a photo, and there are so many lily pads, there is a lot vying for your attention in this image. To me, that’s an interesting tension. Maybe it works for you and maybe it doesn’t, feel free to leave your thoughts on the edit in the comments below.
Added to One Word Sunday, Simplicity.
Picfair version is here.