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Sep 08, 2011 10:10 |  #16

I do like selective coloring, its a great way to make your subject stand out. Sure it doesn't suit for everykind of situations. For example this shot I took something like a month ago:

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The red car just didn't stand out enough before I applied the the selective coloring (there was all sorts of colors around it, colorfull clothes etc.).


Hey btw, it's my very first post in here :) I've been reading this forum for a quite long time now, maybe its about time to come a part of it...

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Sep 08, 2011 10:50 |  #17

I don't think I've ever seen a selectively colored image that I liked. Except for maybe 6 years ago when I was just starting out and thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. :P I have to agree with whomever mentioned that selective color and HDR kind of fall into the same category...


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Sep 08, 2011 10:58 |  #18

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Sep 08, 2011 12:39 |  #19

jwp721 wrote in post #13069569 (external link)
What seems to be the need to make an excuse for doing selective color? Sort of sounds like an AA meeting or something. No need to tell us you don't like the effect either. I am not into sports pictures, but I certainly don't go to the forum and tell them their picutres look like sh!t. I just stay out of that fourm. Those not interested in this form of photography can do the same. We might see how some people are using this effect in a good way if they don't feel that they are going to get blasted.

+1 Very bizarre! Perhaps the people who don't like it can start a thread in in the "Talk About Photography Threads" outlining all the reasons they don't like it. This is "Photo Sharing". I like to look at different things.

Incidentally, it took me a while to warm up to cross processing. During that time, I felt no need to tell those doing it that I DON"T LIKE IT. That would have added nothing to the discussion. Really, who cares?

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Sep 08, 2011 13:24 |  #20

Tukezu wrote in post #13069961 (external link)
I do like selective coloring, its a great way to make your subject stand out. Sure it doesn't suit for everykind of situations. For example this shot I took something like a month ago:

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The red car just didn't stand out enough before I applied the the selective coloring (there was all sorts of colors around it, colorfull clothes etc.).


Hey btw, it's my very first post in here :) I've been reading this forum for a quite long time now, maybe its about time to come a part of it...

Great first post. And welcome :cool:




  
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Sep 08, 2011 13:35 |  #21

I'm rarely a fan of selective coloring....but I did do one a while back:

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Sep 08, 2011 18:17 |  #22

loving it wayne, best post so far


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Sep 08, 2011 22:01 as a reply to  @ kellen85040's post |  #23

Two of mine from long ago.

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Sep 08, 2011 23:36 |  #24

Just like most people, I went through the phase of thinking selective color was really cool. Now it all seems so cliche, but when clients request it, I'm not too proud (or well-off) to refuse to do it. Gotta pay the bills. One thing I have found that helps the effect is to be more gradual about it. Most people's examples of selective color will have a completely destaurated image punctuated by a gash of color that seems like it was over-saturated due to the contrast with the monochrome. Dial it down a bit. Make the color very subtle so that at first, your viewer isn't even positive that the element is indeed in color.

That's just my two cents. Wish I had an image to show you what I'm talking about, but I'm at work, wasting my employer's money.


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Sep 10, 2011 11:03 as a reply to  @ kompressor's post |  #25

Hi all here is one of mine done several years ago when it was more popular not big on selective coloring but in some cases I think you can get away with it without making it look cheesy !!!!

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Sep 10, 2011 16:39 |  #26

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Sep 10, 2011 23:38 |  #27

I have nothing against it. But since people don't like it, I gradually give up on it. Here is an early one from me.

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Sep 11, 2011 13:03 |  #28

I really like this one.


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Sep 11, 2011 14:54 |  #29

Alex.K wrote in post #13085053 (external link)
I really like this one.

Me too! So cute.


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Sep 11, 2011 19:03 |  #30

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