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Mar 25, 2017 17:36 |  #1

I was in Puno, Peru last week and got caught in the middle of a Agricultural workers protest. The Indian women were all colorfully dressed and I wondered what a selective color photo might look like. So...


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Mar 25, 2017 18:20 |  #2

It's distracting


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Mar 25, 2017 18:32 |  #3

No ... but there again ... ... absolutely no, not ever!


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Mar 25, 2017 18:44 |  #4

DaviSto wrote in post #18310829 (external link)
No ... but there again ... ... absolutely no, not ever!

Care to elaborate lol..people used to like selective color..I guess not so much anymore. Twas an idea..


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Mar 26, 2017 06:38 as a reply to  @ jasonp1's post |  #5

A couple of disapproving comments and you take your picture down?

There will always be those that don't like a particular piece of your work. At the same time, there will be those that do. But don't go hiding it away just because someone offers a not so flattering response. I don't care for selective color either but don't forget how subjective art can be.

Heck, I can look at a Picasso and it looks like a 5 year old did it..........to me.


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Mar 26, 2017 06:46 |  #6

Sorry ... don't take it down. It didn't work for me but I am not the Lord Chief Justice of photographic art. Anything but. And others might like it.


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Mar 26, 2017 09:36 |  #7

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A couple of disapproving comments and you take your picture down?

There will always be those that don't like a particular piece of your work. At the same time, there will be those that do. But don't go hiding it away just because someone offers a not so flattering response. I don't care for selective color either but don't forget how subjective art can be.

Heck, I can look at a Picasso and it looks like a 5 year old did it..........to me.

I didn't take it down, I merely replaced it with another photo on my flickr page and forgot that it would unlink here. I put it in my gallery here so it'll be more permanent. Trust me, I've been doing this photography hobby longer than many on this site have been alive and have listened to disapproving comments (and approving) for years. Opinions are how I've learned and continue to learn.


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Mar 26, 2017 09:39 |  #8

DaviSto wrote in post #18311109 (external link)
Sorry ... don't take it down. It didn't work for me but I am not the Lord Chief Justice of photographic art. Anything but. And others might like it.

No reasons to be sorry, I posted and asked for opinions and got one. It was nothing more that an experiment to see how it would look. Your opinion was appreciated.


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Mar 26, 2017 10:55 |  #9

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Care to elaborate lol..people used to like selective color..I guess not so much anymore. Twas an idea..

Selective color is still popular -- among nascent photographers. To beginner photographers it's "Cool! Look what I can do". As they grow in their craft, they begin to realize that a good photograph tells a story and a successful composition directs the eyes to the point of interest. Selective color in effect says, "I'm not confident that my photo is clear in showing what's important. So I'll use selective color." In your photo, the eye is naturally drawn to the faces. The mind asks itself, "What's going on here?" Where's the story? Your use of selective color wrenches the eye away from the story.


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Mar 26, 2017 19:43 |  #10

joedlh wrote in post #18311287 (external link)
Selective color is still popular -- among nascent photographers. To beginner photographers it's "Cool! Look what I can do". As they grow in their craft, they begin to realize that a good photograph tells a story and a successful composition directs the eyes to the point of interest. Selective color in effect says, "I'm not confident that my photo is clear in showing what's important. So I'll use selective color." In your photo, the eye is naturally drawn to the faces. The mind asks itself, "What's going on here?" Where's the story? Your use of selective color wrenches the eye away from the story.

agreed..


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