Workshop Note

I just thought it would be fun to play with this photo, Daisy. I hope you don't mind. Here's what I did (Photoshop):

1. I boosted the saturation of the reds and desaturated all other colors.

2. I used the polygonal lasso to select the starfish, then inverted the selection.

3. I added a slight motion blur to the selection (everything but the starfish).

4. I thought this might be a candidate for the Rule of Thirds, so I increased the canvas size and cloned in some more ground on the top and left. (You may have cropped the shot, but I couldn't "uncrop."

5. I used an Unsharp Mask to sharpen it a little.

There are some who balk at fiddling with reality in this way, but this is very much what I saw being communicated in your original photo: a bright red starfish moving along a dull ocean floor. I'm not sure I like my workshop better than your original, but to me it was worth the exploration.

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Guzman, avigur_11, daisytx, Midnight_sun, coco, moxon, fijiphil heeft deze workshop nuttig bevonden.

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