Selective Color Project–Pari-Roller

Every Friday night in Paris thousands of skaters assemble at 9 p.m. and skate through the city streets into he wee hours of morning. The event is Pari-Roller and is the largest public skating event in the world.Using selective color seems to give almost a 3-D feel to action images of people.

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Pari-Roller

Selective Color Project–Milano Man

As I continue with this project I am searching for images that can be improved with selective color. This one also looks good in full color but by using the selective approach there is no chance of your looking beyond the subject. The contrast makes him almost three dimensional.

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Milano Man

Improving an Image With Selective Color

I have mostly been using selective color to add emphasis or control eye flow with images that actually stand on their own in full color. Improving a good image.An example would be Girl In The Blue Dress. However it is possible to use the technique to save an image which is not usable in its original form.

I took this picture in Gardin des Tuelleries in Paris France. I love the subject. The guy has been captured in a perfect runner’s motion and is quite interesting and distinctive looking. It is a good moment. However as you can see in the original the surroundings are completely distracting rendering the image not worth of publication even on this blog. I tired just cropping but it still was too “busy” to be considered acceptable. However cropping it to a square and using selective color techniques improved and saved the image creating a successful decisive moment which is always the goal of my photography.

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Selective Color Project–Arizona Moth

The beautiful color of this moth gets lost in the tree it is perched on. A perfect candidate for my selective color project. Photographed at the butterfly garden in the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

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Selective Color Moth

Selective Color–Pittsburgh Butterfly

I never published this picture because the bright red of geranium blooms seemed to diminish the color of this butterfly photographed in our garden. A perfect candidate for my selective color project.

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Pittsburgh Butterfly

Selective Color Series–Munich Germany

Continuing with my series on selective color this is a new one from inside the Saint Stephen’s Cathedral in Munich Germany.

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Selective Color Munich Germany

Milano Bike Ride

On a beautiful Summer morning I watched a happy father and oblivious baby enjoy the beauty of the ancient streets of Milan. Another in my selective color series.

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Milano Bike Ride

Milano Bike Ride

Selective Color Revisited #2–Color Guard

I published the full color version of this picture earlier this week in Changing of The Guard. I thought the guard got lost in the image so I did a little bit of editing to make him stand out.

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Color Guard