Behind my house is a shaded courtyard area paved with cobblestones, and lots of weeds grow in the cracks, and also some flowers and a self sown patch of wild strawberries!
I went out with my macro lens the other day to practice using it and also using manual focus – always hard but even harder on small subjects (plus added difficulty of a breeze too)
So I was happy to get this shot and took it into Lightroom for editing and couldn’t resist playing with my Kim Klassen presets – this is Dark Mood and I really like the washed out but still strong blue colour, it feels faded and vintage and shows up the tiny textural details in the petals nicely.
Here is the more traditional colour version – by deliberately choosing to shoot in the shade, the colour is not washed out by bright sunlight and is nice and deep. This time round I remembered to add a vignette too 🙂
Both images edited only in LR using LR sliders and some presets – the Creative BW course has been worth the fee just with giving me the knowledge and skill and better yet the understanding of how to use LR in a more creative manner.
Do you like the artistic faded version or prefer the more natural one?