Christmas Daisy - Taken on DPW 10/2/08.
Explored: December 5, 2008.
It's hard to imagine a more pleasant thing to do than photograph flowers. The rich colors, complexities, textures, shapes and varieties are endless. In particular, I favor flowers in abstract, so the viewer can imagine being in that time and space.
There were only two elements I had to change to get most of the effect I wanted here:
CROP - original was landscape with a lot of wasted space. For the rule of 3rds and balance, I aligned the crop to position the main object in the lower quad and intentionaly cropped the distant flower so as not to reveal all and leave a little mystery.
POP - original photo was in all warm tones. The yellow (anthers?) blended into the bkgd. Inorder to give these more prominence, I "cooled" the bkgd by decreasing the white balance temperature. (RAW file)
Minor touches were made with the "Filter" menu of PSElements.
For inspiration go to: www.eyesondesign.net/pictures/eod.cgi?id=flowers.html