Fuji The saxaphone

bartjeej

Hall of Famer
Nov 12, 2010
124
bart
^ yeah, I'm normally not a fan of selective colour but in this case it's wonderful! well done!
 

Luckypenguin

Hall of Famer
Dec 24, 2010
124
Brisbane, Australia
Nic
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.
 

Iansky

All-Pro
Dec 8, 2011
123
Cotswolds, UK
Hi Luckypenguin,

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.
 

Iansky

All-Pro
Dec 8, 2011
123
Cotswolds, UK
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.
 

pawzitiv

Regular
Dec 9, 2011
33
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Ian,

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.
 

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