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Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by Iansky, Dec 15, 2011.
Taken today in Bath, UK - I used selective colour as I thought it worked well on this image.
Absolutely stunning shot! Love it, and you are 100% correct. Selective colouring works perfectly for this.
Dig it! The selective color is very subtle and I think it works well here also!
Thanks Gents - I try not to do it too often as it is very easy to overdo but this seemed perfect.
^ yeah, I'm normally not a fan of selective colour but in this case it's wonderful! well done!
Thanks Bartjeej - I just felt this one deserved some special treatment to make it stand "out from the crowd".
Looks very nice. One of the best examples of selective coloring I have seen. :smile:
Only issue is it looks like a little bit got lost at the top.
No, there is nothing missing, the mouthpiece dips down at the top to the reed.
I think that it's good that you haven't posted a comparison shot, because 99 times out of 100 I wouldn't choose selective colour as my favourite. You also chose a very difficult subject to try to salvage all the colour tones from. Having said that, this one seems a bit different than normal because there's still a little colour in the background instead of being completely b&w.
I think if I saw this image in b&w I'd love it.
It was touch fiddly to get just the sax in colour and I did want to make it stand out from the background and the colour of it helped - at least for me.
What a superb shot, :smile:
Thanks Hauki, this X100 is a pretty good tool!
There's nothing like the music from a saxophone... and this is a beauty - love the way you did it, Ian!
Ian, lovely study. I'd have it on my wall. That's jazz!
Quite nice Ian. And, yeah, I suspect selective color was the only way to really get the sax to stand out so well.
nice use of selective color
I understand that using selective colour needs to be done carefully and I wanted to make the sax stand out rather than merge into the background, I also feel the tone of the sax compliments the sepia tone of the image quite well and serves as a stronger element rather than a contrasting colour.
There's a time and place for everything and this is certainly a great example of when selective colour has been used to best advantage. Nicely done!
Gosh, Ian .. you're so giddy with your new X100 that I see it has given occasion for you to start a new blog .. 571 Photography. I like it .. the simple black page style does wonders to showcase your images.
love that image, the selective coloring was perfect here