"I'm not a fan of selective coloring"

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  1. Village Idiot

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    I hear this all the time. I don't care. I'm not a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, but I'll sit watch a football game they're in. If you clicked on this thread, you're going to see a picture with selective coloring.


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    i dont think the selective coloring adds to this picture at all. in fact, i think it detracts. you've forced me to focus on the guitar when i want to focus on his face. just my two cents worth....
    and why are the shadows red on the guitar?
     
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    It seems a little dark to me.. and kinda flat. The selective coloring is distracting. Like the composition and expression though :)
     
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    opposite side of the camp.

    i like it
     
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    "I don't like selective coloring" seems to be the politically correct thing to say in this forum.

    I'm not opposed to selective coloring. I beleive the look has something to do with it's relevence or what you plan on using ot for. In some cases it's just cool.

    With that said, I don't see this to be a bad shot. Just wondering what it's going to be used for. If you are advertising guitars, it may work.
     
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    I don't mind S/C in some cases. I've done a few - finding the right pic to use is a lot harder than the work though nowadays.
     
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    selective coloring is something that has literally been around forever, and will continue to exist long after we're all dead. i dont know what i think of this photo. Its just not that interesting to begin with i guess, and the coloring doesnt really bring any life to it....
     
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    Just to quote myself- I don't think the following posts are refrencing mine, but just in case... I don't mind selective coloring depending on the picture. In this particular picture, I feel its distracting :p
     
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    did you edit this more? It looks better to me now? could be i'm on a different computer..
     
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    right on the ball
     
  11. Village Idiot

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    No. But it was the first time I was using my 50mm f/1.8. I learned my lesson that night. It's AF is horrible in low light without an AF assist beam. It's also not wise to shoot at f/1.8. It's OOF, that's why I don't ever post the large version.
     

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