I find it frustrating to come upon a picturesque scene when I am out looking for landscape subjects and there are power lines or other distracting elements that are impossible to shoot around. Taking a shot is a waste of time and even though it doesn’t cost anything to take the picture, I am learning to pass on situations like that. But out in your own garden that is not the case…when you see something that is a distraction, just snip it out. This shows how doing a little manicuring can make a difference. (Click on the image to see full size.)
In the final, I replaced a bloom on the edge with foliage because it was drawing attention away from the center of interest. I then made tonal and hue adjustments and added a vignette to help keep attention on the flowers.