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PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)
I took this picture on a whim... I just thought it might be neat to take a macro shot right at the end of a long branch, that would show some perspective. I couldn't believe how well the picture turned out! I didn't edit the colors at all, just lowered the brightness a tad. I'm so happy with this picture!

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PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)
Changed Hue
Edited by:PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)

I finally realized what the Hue of a picture is! In most pictures, if you have a lot of colors, changing the hue doesn't really do anything useful. But in this picture, it was REALLY useful because almost all of the colors in the first picture were varied tones of blue. By changing the hue, I kept the balance between all of the different shades, but I changed the "master" blue color to a much more appropriate green color. I think this works much better. I also took Niek's advice for making a frame, and I like the new frame much better. Thanks again Niek!

- The funny thing is, the blue original photo wasn't edited at all! The tree really was that exact shade of blue when I took the picture! One thing my camera is GREAT at is keeping colors accurate.