Using the same technique of copying reference photographs, converting color to black and white, and then using the edge filter, I enlarged five of the poppies once again to fourteen through sixteen inches. The pods were enlarged to about four inches across.
I was pleased with this composition, although I am thinking of removing the bud in the right center. My eye seems drawn to it, it is in the ”golden ratio,” and I am not sure I want that to be the focal point. I might switch places with the pod in the upper right corner and let the bluish-green of the pod take center stage, but who knows…on second look, the perkiness of the bud ready to burst into bloom is beginning to intrigue me…hmmm…what to do. I’ll update as I progress on this project.