The final version of this image was an accident. Originally it was much lighter and I was using it to practice my touch up brush technique. First of all I dropped the exposure and raised the contrast to blackened the whole shot, then brought the flower back to life with the exposure brush, before removing a few blemishes on the petals. Its far from perfect and I would prefer to do it again now I have more of an idea what the final image should look like, but I liked the final result enough to put it up on here anyway.
Taken at Stockely Park, Uxbridge on June 29th 2012.