The St. Charles Mill at Trailhead

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  1. Reverend

    Reverend TPF Noob!

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    Was walking around historic St. Charles, and finally caught a shot of the old St. Charles mill with some snow on it.

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    Trailhead is a microbrewery in St. Charles, MO. Too bad the streets were so busy...would have made a much better shot w/out all the cars.

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    hmmm... I see them just fine....
     
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    I see them ... and I think that you chose well to highlight the "Trailhead" sign by leaving only that in colour ... blocks out the busy street just a bit.
     
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    Thanks, I also added some vignetting to try to bring the focus in on the sign. The traffic is so terribly distracting to the photo, I pretty much tried everything to bring the viewer's focus into the sign.
     
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    I really like the second one. Does that kind of technique have a name? I've been meaning to try something like that for a while, I've just never got round to it. I really need to find a tutorial or something like that on how to do it.
     
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    Do you mean having one thing in color?.. its really simple if you have photoshop let me know if you want me to tell you how.
     
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    The technique is called selective color.

    In Photoshop, you create a second layer of the same content, convert the top layer to B&W, then carefully erase whatever you want to be in color.

    Personally, I think that the technique is trite and overdone, but sometimes its the only way to bring more focus on the subject of a "busy" photo.
     

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