Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another Pretty Dahlia

I really like this shot.  The colours aren't as bright as I normally like, but they are close to the actual colours.  I suppose they are a bit faded as well, due to the sun.

I'm not sure of the name of this dahlia (another one from my mom's garden); it has large blossoms and is pink/mauve and white, though the middle of the petals, as you can see, are a yellowish colour (not really green - but that might have happened in the process of editing in PSE).

For this shot, in the editing department, I auto adjusted the colour and contrast and also used the dry brush application.  I think it makes the photo look more like a painting than a photography; maybe that's why I like this shot.  I know that one of the petals has a hole in it, and I'm sure it could be fixed in PSE, but at the moment I don't know how to do that.  It's something on my list of things to learn though.  I think I'll try the dry brush application on some other photos and see how it looks (both flowers and other shots).

1 comment:

Kcalpesh said...

Beauty lies in reality, although I love to play a lot with the colors! This is a nice shot!

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