365-325 Can’t be satisfied

This is a rose at my neighbor’s house. It’s the last one remaining of the season, still hanging in there. I didn’t want such a tight crop but there were too many distractions in the background which wouldn’t have helped the photo any. So I went with a close-up and add a few textures in post. I compared the straight and textured images and the textures helped smooth out the background a little and tone down the bright colors. Considering there are basically two colors in this image, red and green, and they are somewhat bold, it was difficult to work with. I’m not entirely satisfied with the final result but it will have to suffice for today. Pentax K20D, DA18-135

The Last Rose

© David Guidas

  One thought on “365-325 Can’t be satisfied

  1. From Moments to Memories
    November 21, 2011 at 10:44 pm


  2. Chloe
    November 22, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    love this photo

  3. November 23, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    What a cool image. A picture really is worth a thousand words!

  4. November 24, 2011 at 8:49 am

    WOAH! This is soo pretty!

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