A world with Color

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    So I took a couple of my past images that I liked and worked some color into them. Keep in mind this in now way is supposed to represent reality. Its supposed to represent a more of a dream/fantasy world.
    I know right off the start some of you will hate it and thats cool. I was interested in feedback. I went to a photography shop and they had a contest going on about color. Taking a photo and adding unnatural colors to it. I am thinking about
    entering.

    here is two shots with added color. What say you.

    This was a shot of agua caliente park I did a while back. I always have liked this photo and I used a nik filter along with using the paint brush tool to paint in color.
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    Aqua Caliente color by VIPGraphX, on Flickr

    This as from my recent past thread. This image was a slightly different angle and made it more of a panorama. I copied the top part of the sky and blended pasted it lower and blended it in. If I did just a crop it took away from the sky and felt incomplete.
    I also used a few nik filters along with softening the image and masking more sharpness to the first tree.

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    trees amigos color by VIPGraphX, on Flickr

    Interested to hear the feedback.
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    Hmm, on the merits of believability my pick would go to #2.

    The color treatment doesn't do any favors for either of these pictures. If it abosultely MUST be done, then I would make sure that the color overlays don't bleed into the natural objects. The palms and grass look questionable in #1 because they have the same color treatment as the rest of the image. I wold mask out color treatment so it doesn't touch natural objects that aren't sky/water.

    If you can pull/stretch colors already existing in the image rather than introduce a myriad of new colors like in #1 you might find nicer results. Topaz adjust has a filter called Exposure color stretch that may work to some degree.
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    This contest is about making your photos somewhat abstract in color. Some of the photos I have seen already up on the wall are quite fluorescent-ish. I am not sure what they are exactly looking for but the title is "Photo With Color"
    I guess its just about running with it. Since I saw many of the other images with soooo much color I figured perhaps that was the direction. But, you could be right and bringing out more of the natural colors within the picture. I never have
    entered into a photo contest so this should be interesting.

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