I was part way through an idea I had for some major work on the chosen image when photoshop decided it wanted to retire. Given that I had a plane to catch, I decided I should come up with a Plan B. So here is Plan B, a lot simpler than I had envisaged but that plane needed catching.
I reverted to the original image in Lightroom, gave a pinkish tinge to the highlights to separate the sheath from the bud, stepped up the yellow on the bud, made it a bit sharper and finally added a greenish tint to the shadows. This time I also put a vignette around the image to remove background. I like the fact that the vignette is so subtle you can hardly see it, but what do you think?
Enjoy this week, the week of St Patrick. 🍀