These Siberian Iris blooms were nowhere to be seen the day before Easter. I walked out in our garden on Easter afternoon and there they were! It was an Easter gift. These small blooms are one of my dear wife’s favorites.
For Lexie: There was nothing really special in this RAW image. There was a lot of clutter around the individual blooms. I could not do much except to create a tight image to minimize the clutter. See the following original image straight from the camera.
However, I knew that I could do a little processing to improve the image. This is what I did. 1) Added tonal contrast to pop out the blooms, 2) decreased the structure, brightness, and saturation around the blooms, 3) added a vignette blur around the blooms, 4) cloned out the two purple flowers at the top right of the image, and 5) did a little additional cropping.