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Selective Color

Unread postby jbtaylor » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:44 am

It was a gray day at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD. When scrolling through the menu choices for selective color, I wondered why anyone would choose yellow. Well, I found out why. This image is not that much different from what I saw. Yes, the yellow is bumped up a bit but it's not that far from reality.

RX1 Selective Color at Yellow f4.0
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Re: Selective Color

Unread postby sury » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:13 am

Very nice, JB.
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Re: Selective Color

Unread postby aster » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:31 pm

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I like it, JBTaylor.

The yellow is nicely standing out and ..almost adds more to the 'expression' that this piece of machinery has on the front. (It's almost like a square face)

Thanks for sharing, railroad machinery are always interesting and worth looking closely.

Yildiz

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Re: Selective Color

Unread postby jbtaylor » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:20 pm

Thanks for the thoughtful comments Yildiz.
A few more for you.

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Building on the same concept, I decided to use the raw file and just desaturate (the images above are a jpeg effects setting). It gives you an idea about the color profile while still favoring a B&W perspective.

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Re: Selective Color

Unread postby aster » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:37 pm

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These are very spectacular, JBTaylor.

The selective yellow works for this subject just fine. I like all but the crane and its bouncing yellow hooks and the stairs up to the wagon's landing steal the attention. I love the sign of warning though, which reminds us of how dangerous these transport vehicles are while they are 'living' proof of the transport technology on rails; consideration for fragile human life while heavy with metal that can be perceived as a monster, metaphorically.

Thanks for sharing with us... : )

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Re: Selective Color

Unread postby mikehawthorne » Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:28 pm

good observations.

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Re: Selective Color

Unread postby the_hefay » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:35 pm

A very interesting series of photos. I really enjoy the treatment.
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Re: Selective Color

Unread postby jbtaylor » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:37 pm

Thanks.
It was a fun experiment.


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