I shot this image against a metal barn wall and apart from sharpening it a tiny bit and warming up the too grey background I didn’t do anything to it. The original image came out of the camera looking like a botanical illustration and altho I was pleased with the grasshopper, it all looked too sterile for my taste, and it wasn’t what I intended. So I took it into PS Elements and added a couple of textures and filters, played with the lighting, and came up with something a lot warmer.
Now it looks like an old oil painting instead. It’s not my usual style, but I think it’s an improvement over the original.
What d’you think??