Challenge: A Single Line (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Flowers and Bugs
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Jun 22, 2008
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2008
|Broadleaf Plantain flower spike; not in full bloom yet. Technically a weed. I'm not very fussy about what's growing in the yard as long as it's green and not poisonous.
I've had a couple of good scores so it's time to crash! I entered this specifically because I rarely find a single line interesting, so this was challenging. Searched for something textured and went with a diagonal but not symmetrical composition to try and make the line more interesting. Also went for some bokeh and color changes in the background, but not so many as to overwhelm the line. I think it works, and it's even a relatively straight line (not that I think that's a requirement, but I'm betting some voters expect that).
PP - converted from RAW, cropped, increased saturation and contrast, airbrushed some blue into upper right corner to cut down on blown spots some, cloned/blurred dark green spots in background that bugged me, blurred what looked like a hair on the lens, added border, resized, sharpened with noise reduction, increased saturation on flower and burnt lower bits some.
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