When we visited San Francisco last years, we went to the Conservatory of Flowers in the Golden Gate Park… I have never seen such beautiful flowers… truly exquisite and delicate looking petals.
As you can see from the picture on the right…which is SOOC there is a dark mark and a very distracting background. So the first thing I did in Lightroom was to crop the image to remove some of the background.
I then used the ‘Spot Removal Tool’ to remove that dark mark on the right hand side of the photograph. After that I applied a Preset from Serge Ramelli called ‘SFX American Night Dark’. I then played around with the sharpening and noise reduction in the ‘Details Panel’ and I zeroed out the ‘Grain’ which was automatically applied with the preset. After that I played around with the ‘Balance’ in the ‘Split Toning Panel’ and then added a small ‘Radial Filter’ to one of the flowers where I increased the exposure and clarity slightly. I was happy with the results so I didn’t do anymore edits to the photo, except to add the ‘Watermark’ to the bottom left hand corner.