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Saturday stroll II

By LuzDeNoche
Place Stanislas - a lot was going on : the usual tourists mixed with shoppers, joggers, teenagers hanging out, a wedding party, and even the fire brigade...

It was a sunny morning, but there had been a tiny shower half an hour earlier. The tourists, in summer attire, still sported blue umbrellas notwithstanding. I was going to upload this in colour, but felt that the selective blue colouring emphasized this contradiction.

Have a lurverly day!

Tags: Look Photo journalism To In With Old Specialist and abstract Baseball Caps Growing Dumb Whatever Happened Oaps Dignity?

Voters: Cormy, Rock, nickyv32 and 91 more

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Cormy 13 3 England
1 Jul 2008 7:31AM
Good mornig Lucy.Going back to bed for a read but had to comment on this.I really think the blue selective colour works extremely well to produce a very satisfying image.
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
1 Jul 2008 7:37AM
Lovely selective colouring, like this shot a lot, super detail.

Rock 18 10 2 England
1 Jul 2008 7:39AM
Very good manipulation and enhancing the scene in a grand manner.

challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
1 Jul 2008 7:53AM
I have got to say that this is a marvelous photograph especially with all those blues. Thanks so much for your support, I really appreciate it!
fatherpie 12 18 12 England
1 Jul 2008 8:02AM
For me the fact that the statue is staring out of the frame, seemingly turning its back on the tourists gives the shot a touch of humour too. Dave
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
1 Jul 2008 8:03AM
Good lighting
MissPea 14 8 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 8:04AM
Very good - normally i am not a fan of selective colouring but this is an example of where it works very it!
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 8:11AM
The selective colouring really works well, now I will be singing all day.....Am I blue, you'd be too.....
VIKI 14 18 1 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 8:12AM
I love this one Lucy. Great image.
MandsH 14 England
1 Jul 2008 8:18AM
Like the selective colouring, makes this shot stand out
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
1 Jul 2008 8:20AM
A bit special with selective colours and in particular with blue

photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
1 Jul 2008 8:34AM
Well composed Lucy, and effective selective coloring.
peugeot406 14 7 1 England
1 Jul 2008 8:34AM
Super image and I like the selective colouring
Sahyadri 13 61 2 India
1 Jul 2008 9:09AM
blue does work lucy... liek the way you shot with teh statue facing away
dawnmichelle 13 12 United States
1 Jul 2008 9:20AM
Love what you did here Lucy... Smile
imander 14 388 7 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 9:55AM
love the use of selective colour here, and the building looks so much like Kings college here in Cambridge uk
Mikelane 13 1 Wales
1 Jul 2008 10:04AM
Hi lucy ,this is a fine piece of photography makes for a great abstractgreat detail excellent work well captured regards
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2404 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 10:23AM
Very clever use of selective colour, not ostentatious, just effective. Dave's right about the angle of the statue.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 10:38AM
Very nice, the selective colouring works well.

danbrann 16 640 17
1 Jul 2008 11:05AM
good processing resulting in a fine image.
fentiger 19 920 24 England
1 Jul 2008 11:16AM
The limited colour pallette works so well with this bold composition.

Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
1 Jul 2008 11:40AM
Beautifully composed and manipulated shot and hear-hear for the tag Wink
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 77 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 12:02PM
Agree entirely about
(a) Stanislas' attitude to the tourists,
(b) the selective colouring, and
(c) the baseball caps.

Fine image, Lucy.
1 Jul 2008 12:12PM
I like the way you've toned this Lucy, the selective colour draws attention to the melee, well selected scene, Adrian
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
1 Jul 2008 12:51PM
Love the way you've composed this with his back on the crowd. Nicely selectively colored, too. I totally agree with your tagSmile
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 12:54PM
A Lovely effect Lucy detail selective colour light and composition.
bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 1:51PM
A lovely compostion.

Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
1 Jul 2008 2:51PM
Love the selective coloring in this great composition Lucy.
glyndwr 14 97 10 Wales
1 Jul 2008 2:53PM
Clever work Lucy.

1 Jul 2008 2:57PM
Love the way the blue pulls you in
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 3:48PM
i don't know how you did this, but i simply love it!!!
this really does stand out.
excellent well done

mark1309 14 13 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 4:11PM
Like the selective colouring, works really well,
piccy 15 8 Wales
1 Jul 2008 4:31PM
Selective blue works well.
proz 16 205 United States
1 Jul 2008 4:33PM
wonderful cool tones throughout and heightened by the great selective coloring. Good strong image Lucy.
whiteswan01 13 13 England
1 Jul 2008 5:05PM
very nicely done Dawn
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
1 Jul 2008 5:34PM
Yes, a bit of a blue do here !!! Agree with your tag.
I wonder what age you reach when you think, ''I just don't give a stuff''!!!! ( hang on ----- that was a few years ago with me !!!)
Scaramanga 13 60 6 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 5:50PM
Great complimentary colours.
dave1207 13 14 England
1 Jul 2008 5:50PM
Nicely well, and I agree with your tag comment Smile
ukuwi 17 476 1 England
1 Jul 2008 6:47PM
I like this photo for a number of reasons, firstly its nice to see a colour other than red being picked out, secondly it shows that you have spent time on this photo and thirdly I have a love of architecture, guess thats why I am a builder, great shot, thank youSmile
stevieasp 14 7 England
1 Jul 2008 7:10PM
Nice work Lucy,
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
1 Jul 2008 7:29PM
excellent work, Lucy......

GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 7:32PM
The blues really stand out in this image & give the grey buildings a lift
BarbaraR 15 1.0k 1 England
1 Jul 2008 7:32PM
This is super Lucy. Really well taken and worked.
Great stuff.

1 Jul 2008 7:48PM
Very Pro' shot. Very good work.

John Smile
1 Jul 2008 7:59PM
Beautifully captured and done

pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 8:21PM
very nice image
JAILER68 13 143 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 9:18PM
Lovely picture,very cleverly done.
Rylands 13 1 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2008 10:30PM
Very effective Lucy - they look like Mimers
franfoto 13 2 32 England
1 Jul 2008 10:44PM
Cleverly manipulated Lucy, love the "colour popping".
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
2 Jul 2008 5:37AM
Well at least they haven't got them on backwards! Nicely seen scene Lucy, pity Stanislas turned his back on us though......LOL!
Rgds., Jim
peterboyce 13 1 England
2 Jul 2008 9:08AM
very good shot lucy the blue does make it stand out....peter
2 Jul 2008 11:37AM
Great comp, lovely tones. Fantastic, Lucy.
CherryMartin 13 10 United States
2 Jul 2008 2:25PM
I love how you kept the blues, great capture.
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
2 Jul 2008 7:43PM
Superb. - gary
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 8:36PM
Well composed with excellent selective colouring Lucy
rmr 13 1 Wales
2 Jul 2008 9:52PM
super capture ,like the tags
Silverzone 13 2 England
3 Jul 2008 4:24PM
Super shot. Sylvia
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
4 Jul 2008 9:57PM
The use of selective colouring works a treat here, bravo!
KKmoments 14 12 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 10:56AM
Nicely composed and 'love those blues'..... very original.
Karen Smile
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 1:06PM
Great work Lucy; I love the use of the selective colouring and leaving the sky makes it quite subtle

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