What’s my Subject? (Two Photographs)
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Sometimes after a day of shooting you get home and realize that your subject does not stand out as you would like. Normally that means it needs depth. You could blur the backgrounds, vignette your shots and crop to highlight your subject or as I have done here focus most of my processing on the elements that matter, letting the background fade. In the first I wanted the audience’s eyes focused on the center of the flower, while in the second I wanted one branch to attract the eye. Detail extraction with Nik and Macphun, and a glow effect with Nik worked. I used Clarity from Topaz labs to bring back some of the detail, lost in noise reduction. This is not journalism and we can take some liberty to focus attention on our subject. More importantly the next time you see a photograph where the subject is not clear, think about how it might be fixed.