Although I would like nothing more than to take photos that do not need much, if any, post-processing, this is generally not the case. I’ve recently started shooting in raw and using the manual or aperture priority camera setting. Therefore it has been more of a challenge for me to get things just right, with no processing.
When I first looked at the image in Adobe Camera Raw I thought it had some redeeming characteristics that I really wanted to highlight. It also had some distractions. I now start all my editing in ACR, and was able to use the adjustment brush to remove a few distracting elements and enhance the exposure. No additional Photoshop edits were necessary. I am very happy with the results. This August birth flower symbolizes strength and more integrity.