My favorite Clematis

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by tojor, May 23, 2007.

  1. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Just a couple of shots of my favorite Clematis in the garden.

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    original.
     
  2. Very nice mine are just starting to green up.
     
  3. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Thanks JR. I guess mine will be in full bloom for the next couple of weeks.
     
  4. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    Tojor, I love the first, but the second bothered me when I first looked at it yesterday. I think I finally figured it out. I love the soft colors, but, for me, there's not enough distinction between the yellow and the petals. If your editor allows it, try selectively increasing the saturation of the yellow. It doesn't take much to provide some saturation contrast between the petals and the yellow. [I wanted to go out and look at our clematis, but, alas, it didn't survive my treatment of the area with Roundup:redface:.]
     
  5. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Thanks Bob. I see what you mean and will certainly try your advice. In the meantime let me show you one from last year. Is it something like that you mean? I have the feeling that it maybe has too much contrast.

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  6. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    I tried to saturate the yellow a little bit. Here's my attempt.

    original.
     
  7. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    I agree.

    I do like your second version of the original photo -- maybe just a touch too much saturation in the yellow, but that's why we all have our own cameras and PP software:biggrin:
     
  8. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Thanks for taking your time Bob. By the way you shouldn't use Round Up. Spoils to much of the environment. :smile:
     
  9. Nice shots, Torben!

    I like the 2nd version better too...
     
  10. biggstr6

    biggstr6

    Apr 26, 2005
    Richmond,Va
    I also like the second version.
     
  11. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Thanks Jukka and Biggs.
     
  12. Terri French

    Terri French

    May 5, 2005
    Idaho
    Very pretty. I love the sharpness and the composition. Very nice photos!
     
  13. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Thanks Terry. I apreciate your comment. Hope you had a great birthday.
     
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