The flower that is a symbol of spring and Easter is also the flower that is given to mother’s England on Mothering Sunday; is known as a daffodil but also holds the name Narcissus. I find it strange that a flower named after a man who loved himself is also a flower symbolising new life.

Daffodil Narcyz

Normally on Mondays I contribute a post for the One Four Challenge, where I edit one picture four different ways over a month. Since March has 5 weeks, this week is a bit of a break from the norm. Next month there is no official One for Challenge but I will be going back through the last five months of the challenge and create an ultimate edit.

In the spirit of the One Four Challenge I will walk through my process with my close up daffodil.
In Lightroom I first made adjustments to the Camera Calibration to get the most out of the oranges and yellows in the picture and craft some nice greens. I increased the exposure, shadows and the midtone contrast with clarity. The highlights were feeling a bit white so I added some blues to balance out the image.

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