What do you think of this PP?

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  1. RobNZ

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    Ive had a couple weeks off from shooting to give me a chance to take stock and reflect on what I have achieved so far (plus the weather has been total crap) and just wind down for a bit....relax, ahhhhhhhh.

    I did shoot twice though (addicted much?) and I had a play with an image that I kind of liked, processed it as I normally would, but at the end of the day it bored me, its too colour busy and also too busy in general I feel.

    So I processed it a little differently than I would have to see if I could improve a mediocre shot and add some artistic merit post perhaps.

    This is what I ended up with.

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    Versus the original stock PP.

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    Now I know a whole lot of folks here do not like selective colouring, so for those I will explain why I did it.
    1: because I can
    2: because I wanted too
    3: I wanted to declutter the shot a little and focus on the 3 basic colours and I felt the natural colour of the butterfly does not work with the flowers.
    4: I was under the influence of ......ok lets just stop right there :sexywink: and dont even ask!!!

    Thoughts?
     
  2. sovietdoc

    sovietdoc TPF Noob!

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    i like the original better, just my opinion
     
  3. sleist

    sleist Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I agree with sovietdoc. I think the background is actually more distracting in B&W, as the light green highlights have become white blotches.
     
  4. Idahophoto

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    I favor the original myself also. I have no problem with hand coloring I do it from time to time myself but here there is no real need to do so. I understand judging from you post you just wanted to do it and that's fine, but think the original is better.
     
  5. fokker

    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think everything in b&w except the butterfly (in those wild colours) would look better. It's kinda weird how it's done at the moment.
     
  6. RobNZ

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Fokker I did try what you suggested but I really dont think it worked all that well in this case, too much clutter.
     
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    no moar selekt1v3 c0l0ri/\/g.

    original is superb.
    nice work.
     
  8. JamesMason

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    tbh i like the original better
     
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    I prefer the original, full-color image as well.
     
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    I like the original as well.
     

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