King of the World

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  1. gman172

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    i was takin pics in kirklees nr oldham, uk when a guy in a 'great for colour popping' yellow jacket ran to the end of a big rock and started waving aroung like a mad man - i could imagine this picture immediately and also worried if he didnt like me snapping him - bw with him kept in yellow!!

    i converted to bw got a 2nd coloured layer and popped him thro and added a light colour filter to the sky - i do try!

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    any good?
     
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    Generally I'm not a fan of selective colour processing, but in this case the image wouldn't work as well if if it was all black and white, and I'm not sure that an all-colour version would be as effective either.

    Pretty bleak up there, isn't it? I once did a paragliding course not too far away, at Mankinholes near Todmorden. Good place for it, because the wind never seems to stop blowing.
     
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    Simply stunning. Looks like a Nike ad. Perfect use of spot coloring. Well done.
     
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    yep def works for me too!
     
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    I love this~ What program do you use to get this effect???
     
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    I don't want to sound harsh because I like some of your other photos, but I don't like the sepia toned sky; for me, it competes too much with the black and white cliffs.

    I'm not a big fan of selective colouring either.

    All in all, I don't think this is one of your best works...
     
  7. gman172

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    photoshop cs3 - and getting to grips with layers

    ...and thanks harmony i do kinda agree and im looking to stop the cheeziness of colouring where its not needed - thanks

    you keep encouraging me and ill keep em comin guys

    :hug::
     
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    Very cool!

    I am one of the few, but I love selective coloring.
     
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    done tastefully i enjoy thinkin, when im out and about, about what would look good 'colour popped'
     
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    This is good to me, but i would take the sepia tone out, so the only thing in color would be the guy in they yellow jacket, That would probably make him stand out more.
     
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    I'm gonna have to lean towards keeping the sepia sky, I believe it creates a better atmosphere in the shot than would a black and white sky. And the selective coloring most definitely works in this situation. It's an overall overused technique, but I think it is used very appropriately here, and quite possibly to improve the shot. Very excellent shot, it's a powerful scene.
     

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