So I am on an online photography course and today got the following feedback on the above photo. (I included the original version below for you to see what it looked like before).I think you will see why it made my day 😀
“Oh my goodness!? Are you kidding me!! This is an amazing edit I seriously gasped as I scrolled down and saw where you had taken this… I was envisioning a little straightening, maybe a black and white conversion to help make sure the viewer wasn’t drawn away from your subjects – but WOW!! This is brilliant
The atmosphere you have created is clearly consistent with your memory of the location, and I love that it speaks more loudly to us as the viewer as a result The textural detail in combination with those wonderfully vivid colours are immediately demanding of the viewers attention, and the anonymity of both subject and actions brings a sense of mystery and intrigue
Your edit has also been very effective in bringing those fabulous geometrical elements of the path into play, which results in a fluidity throughout the foreground of the scene that was not present previously
I am in love with the light bokeh you have introduced into the background, and how well it pairs with your subjects and their bright attire. The juxtaposition between subjects mood and environmental mood is wonderful, and I love the overall effect!
There is nothing at all I could suggest for improvement here, – beautifully executed!!