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Old May 1, 2006, 8:01 AM   #1
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My first attempt at putting selective colour back into a B&W image.
Somewhat inspired by Scots' fern struggling for light (and a bunchother very creative images all over this place.)

Would appreciate comments...
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Old May 1, 2006, 2:56 PM   #2
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this is great

selective colouring looks awesome. I really like how it reinforces the idea of growth. The contrast it creates is exceptional. This is a very nice shot.

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nice concept and great technique, but the shot feels upside down to me.

maybe flip it?


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Old May 2, 2006, 3:06 PM   #4
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You thinking it would work better in a portrait orientation with the leaves at the bottom of the frame, growing up? Makes so much sense.

That's why I come here! Damn, I wish I could see stuff so obvious like that myself. This is the orientation as it grows in my garden, and (again!) it never once occured to me to even think of rotating or flipping the image.

Thanks Scot! And Ken too, for the positive words.


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Love the use of selective colour here. Works very well and as others have mentioned, emphasises the theme of 'new growth' very nicely.

Only negative is that I find myself wishing I could see all of that right hand leaf. The end's cut off a bit by the soil, and it distracts the 'flow' of the image quite a bit. That's my main gripe here. Maybe you could clone in the end of the leaf? (quite a tough edit though, i think, to get it looking just right)

Composition is strong, with the subject on a third, and I don't see a need to flip it, though it's always worth experimenting with - see if you like it better .

Subject's nice and crisp - DOF works well.

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