Tree out of a tree - desaturation and selective colouring

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Someone once suggested to not only create selectively coloured photos out of totally desaturated (i.e. black&white) photos, but maybe also out of partially desaturated ones. So I tried to do just that with these little trees that decided to grow out of the stump of the felled tree:

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    Only took me about AGES to complete the task :roll: - but here you are.
    Do you think it is ok?
     
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    Sideburns TPF Noob!

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    I think it is amazing! I've done a few like that...where it was almost black and white with colour...
    It's a much easier effect to pull off...and works for far more photos.

    Not only is this shot really neat, your post processing is perfect for it.

    Good job, Corina.
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow, so much praise :oops: Thank you so much for it. Much appreciated!
     
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    Its beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to edit this and share with us. The focus, placement of the subject, and composition is wonderful. The desaturation is very appropriate and helps give attention to the trees. Very subtle yet extremely effective.

    Great job! :thumbup:

    NJ
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh, thank you so much, NJMAN! :oops:
     
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    This is very nice Corinna, the tones of the image work very well and I like the dof....I don't like selective colour, but this to me is more muted colour with a vivid focal point.
     
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    Very elegant!
    As many others, I normally dislike selective desaturation... in this case is works wonderfully.
     
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    I really like it. This works much better than 100% desaturation, especially in this particular case.
     
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    That's really neat, I can't believe I missed this one earlier. Nice feeling of 'life goes on' in this one, great job on the subtle colouring!
     
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    Very nice, i love the way your pics have been going lately.

    tim
     
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    i liek this idea. the moss on the right shouldn't be so saturated tho. its distracting me
     
  12. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think partial desaturation works very well on this one.

    not as harsh and blunt as total desaturation.

    nice subject for this :)
     

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