I didn’t believe this image was going to work, out of all the ones I shot I thought it was the worst, in fact it ended up being the best. The image has a very soft focus and in a way this was one of things I had to work around.
To make the image work I looked at the histogram and saw that it was balanced heavily towards the highlights, even though the image didn’t seem over exposed, I decided to tone the image with a high key curve, high contrast and low clarity adjustments. I then needed to protect the main focus of the image from becoming too soft (the centre of the image) and used an adjustment brush to bring back the details. The saturation was too strong with the contrast so I upped the vibrance and lowered the saturation to allow the strong colours to standout even though they are slightly muted.
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