For the challenge this week, Stacy at Visual Venturing has provided a lovely photo by Loré Dombaj. Here is my final version
So, I started with the original image:
It really is a lovely image. I thought it would be interesting to bring more focus to the flowers in the center. First, I toned down the saturation on the background layer and then created a black and white layer.
Next, I erased a large, feathered circle in the center to bring out the colors from the background layer.
Next, I bumped up the saturation on only the reds.
And finally, I deepened the contrast.
To see more examples from this challenge, visit After Before One Photo Focus Week 39.
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