Continuing from the Gimp Gnowledge post, a friend suggested I mask off the rose and darken the wood. I went one step further and desaturated the picture but can’t decide if I like the fully desaturated version:
or if I prefer the lightly desaturated one.
Of course now I should mask off the sky and modify it so that it doesn’t turn white when desaturated. Or I could deepen the blue and just desaturate the wood so it looks old. Or… #neverending.