This is a Paeony shot around Xmas time, this time its been edited with some new Kim Klassen presets and had a couple of textures added as well.
I wanted to show the vast difference these presets make. Some people will like them and some won’t but with a click of a button, you can make an image completely different and I really enjoy experimenting with the different effects.
It is much quicker to have an interesting place to start from and tweak from there.
This second image is the completely untouched raw file from the above image, not cropped, and no processing has been applied – yes the flower really was this bright crimson colour and its a pretty good exposure, all things being equal.
For me the edit brings a different feel to the image, adds drama, highlights the structure of the petals, changes the mood and the focus of the image, makes the flower look almost sculptural.
The texture gives subtle interest, something for the eye to rest on as it travels around the image.
Does the edited image work for you? What story does it tell you?