Two Street Photos

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  1. Paranormalist

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    Two different photos of the same subject - a discarded beer bottle I saw down the other end of an entry. Contrast and saturation boosted in both. Selective colouring which I used on the second. Ever since I saw a photo of a blue Subaru Impreza rally car against a B+W background I was a fan of selective colouring and wanted to know how it was done...
    Please click on the smaller photo to see it larger.

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    C&C welcome..
     
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    i'm also a fan of selective colouring

    but for me it doesnt work

    it has that "photoshop" feel to it. i mean the colouring is obvious and therefore to me, appears to be sharp and fake.

    it doesn't make me think, wow.
     
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    Thanks for the input.
     
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    ukbootlegs, there's one thing you said that got me thinking - "the colouring is obvious."

    Isn't selective colouring meant to emphasise the object? :confused:
    If the subject is similar in colour to the background then selective colouring doesn't really work.
     
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    I know what you mean and I didn't quite know how to put it across.

    However, I mean the colour just look sharp against the b&w colours. Maybe if they were dulled down slightly it would appeal to me more.

    Remember, I am not saying it's pants or wrong, it's just my personal opinion.

    I like some artists that others may hate :)
     
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    I'll be sure to give dulled down a go in the future just to see the difference.

    Cheers
     

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