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Feb 11, 2015 02:51 |  #1

I'm not big fan of selective coloring and almost never use, but I felt it was appropriate here.
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Feb 11, 2015 05:09 |  #2

I'm usually not a fan either, but I like it here. She is a cutie.


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Feb 11, 2015 05:19 |  #3

I often AM a fan of selective color (I know - *gasp*!), but I don't think it does anything to help the picture here.

Why the carpet? To me it just draws attention away from the baby. I spent my first moments of looking at this photo wondering what was so special about the carpet that it was supposed to stand out so much.

What would make sense to me is for maybe just the baby's outfit (and perhaps the baby, too) to be in color. I think it would help separate her from a pretty busy background and a pretty loud carpet.




  
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Feb 11, 2015 11:46 |  #4

Thank you for the feedback. My idea was "Baby on a red carpet", since it's her birthday and she's the center of attention, hence the "red carpet".


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Feb 11, 2015 12:23 |  #5

Nope and more nope, I have yet to see a picture that has been enhanced by selective colouring. Would be happy to be proved wrong, as I have a client who has asked for it for her wedding, even after I told her I don't think it works, and is a extremely dated technique.

When done on people and the skin has not been done, they look dead or zombiefied. Quite the opposite of what a lively one year old should look like.




  
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Feb 13, 2015 00:04 |  #6

Very cute baby, but I agree...with the posters above.




  
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Feb 13, 2015 19:00 |  #7

Thank you guys for the feedback.:-)


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Feb 13, 2015 19:02 |  #8

OMGoodness that is just an adorable and perfect photo......


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Mar 03, 2015 19:11 |  #9

I don't think it works it pulls my eye away from the star of the show.




  
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Mar 14, 2015 05:08 |  #10

I agree it pulls the eye away. Having said that, it could still be an ok photo but your B&W editing is a little off I think. It gives her skin tone a kind of dull value to it. I think you maaaybe could pull off the selective color but you definitely need to improve your skin value in the B&W when you do this.
Not to be mean, but it almost feels ghostly when I look at her skin.
Hey, you never know until you try it though right?




  
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Mar 14, 2015 22:13 |  #11

Seek wrote in post #17474382 (external link)
Hey, you never know until you try it though right?

That's very true. You never know until you try. ;-)a


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Mar 15, 2015 06:38 as a reply to  @ Aleness's post |  #12

on second look - maybe its not the value but the yellow tint you have on the photo that gives the skin a slightly off look? Also if you did plan to go ahead on the selective red color I would definitely mask out the women's red nails in the background. It's a little freaky/scary haha.




  
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Mar 16, 2015 14:24 |  #13

I probably would have colored the other way around. Black and white the background...

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Mar 16, 2015 18:11 as a reply to  @ drumsfield's post |  #14

Nice shot, yeah I agree. The color highlights the subject more. But, the "red carpet" idea isn't bad either. :)


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Mar 16, 2015 23:20 |  #15

drumsfield wrote in post #17477682 (external link)
I probably would have colored the other way around. Black and white the background...

Very cute girl and I like the coloring, although I'm not big fan of the angle and the overhead lights bother me a little. Also, a little too much action in the background. Otherwise, very very nice.


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