Wild Flower (and some comments on shadows and highlights)

Wild FlowerTo view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com

When I first bring my photos into Lightroom to edit I often find the highlights are on the high side and reduce them significantly. This gives a richer palette of colors and I can then adjust the histogram accordingly (the blacks and white to suit). I often find that working on the shadows offers considerable benefits to the background on a photo like this. Lowering the shadows darkens the background as well as the shadows in the flower and raising them does the opposite. Put another way moody versus sunny. I find a touch darker helps separate the background from the subject.

6 responses

  1. Lovely photo, Victor.

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    October 20, 2015 at 7:21 am

  2. Simply gorgeous! 🙂

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    October 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

  3. I do the same thing. Lovely image. 🙂

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    October 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm

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