While out on my walk in the weekend, saw a large gorgeous Viburnum in full flower, showing off stunning lime green blooms. I am a big fan of lime green flowers for some reason, so knocked on the door of the house and asked if it was OK to pick some and take home. The lady kindly offered me some secateurs to cut them and away I carried my prize!
Tried several different arrangements and wasn’t happy with them til I lay them down on the paper and had several blooms within the focal length, throwing the rest into a soft blur.
Adding a sense of depth and scale is one of the things I struggle with in still life arrangements, so was REALLY happy with this image – we have the lovely blooms, some leaf texture for added interest, the paper and handwriting, and finally the very soft blurred crate in the background with loads of depth.
Processed in LR with a dark moody preset – it has desaturated the colour a lot but I really like the softer muted tones here.
To show the difference in colour – here is the unedited original RAW file for comparison.
Big change in the editing process here – Do you love it? Prefer a more natural colour? Tell me about it!