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Posted By: Królik, 04-03-2018, 09:35 AM

Tulips. Comments appreciated! Thanks!

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Very nice lighting, color, and composition. But you may have wanted to focus on the center Tulip. And maybe crop the right side just enough to get rid of that little patch of yellow. Just my two cents.
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Love the complementary colors! Perhaps crop away the hotspot in the upper-right and also pop the contrast a bit more?

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Thanks for the tips! If I had a chance to shoot it once more I'd also increase the f-stop a bit to get more DOF.

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According to your tips, I cropped the right yellow patch and indeed the composition now looks better. Thanks!
As for the contrast, I played a bit with the curves in RawTherapee, but somehow I couldn't make it better. Increasing contrast overblows the highlights in the red channel and then I have to compress them and flatten some subtle tonal changes, so it starts looking unnatural. The image already uses full output range of the red channel - from total black to 98%. Any ideas?
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Krolik, my IDEA is.... leave it JUST LIKE IT IS! I think it's beautiful. Very nice composition and the colors are stunning.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Królik Quote
Tulips. Comments appreciated! Thanks!
Beautiful colours! Great shot!

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