Light levels, Sharpen and Crop

Honey fungus
Photo Information
Copyright: Jose Conceicao (jconceicao) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 842] (3174)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-20
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Edited by: Kathleen Shepherd (Kathleen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 375 W: 101 N: 68] (232)
Edited Image Upload Date: 2008-08-24 19:11:15
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon IXUS 400
Exposure: 7.1, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Workshop Note
Because the main bunch deserves all the attention and my eye is always looking down into the darker bottom left where there is not much interest, I have cropped a little off the left to the piece of wood with the fern, so my eye cannot move below that, the eye then stays with your wonderful shot of the main bunch nicely lit. I have also cropped off the bottom a little.
The histogram of the photo does say there is room to move on the middle to light tone, so I have bought the level up on the lighter end.
Sharpen in unsharp mask to give detail to the caps, skirts and stalks of the fungi. Sharpen 150, radius 0.3, threshold 0.
Hope you like, as always, individual preference.

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