I shot this picture in a bright summer day. I tried to avoid harsh light and ended up shooting something in the deep shade. I love Lotus flower, but I don’t have a big house with a pond. The image is very flat, almost lifeless, but I like the plant so much that I thought I will figure out a way to bring it to life sometime.
When I got into my car yesterday around 3:40pm, the temperature was 107… As I am writing now, the temperature is gradually going up. I am longing for cool air , breeze or just a splash of water. It is interesting how your mood impacts your work. I hope this supposedly ‘revived’ image releases some heat from you (if you are like me, enduring an extreme hot weather). I added several texture, filter and one preset with some tweaking. Present comes handy when I have a list of chore to do and cannot spend hours to entertain myself.
Below is the original image: