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Tea or Coffee?

By maryg
Winter has arrived in Inveraray but hasn't deterred one local from sitting outside at the pavement cafe in the rain.
A very new venture for me. tried my hand at selective black and white as I thought it suited the grey November day. Would be interested in your thoughts on this one.
Regards Mary

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Digitally manipulated

Voters: RonnieAG, morpheus1955, CarolG and 11 more

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
24 Nov 2011 12:38AM
I think this subject lends itself very well to selective colour retention, and I like the final result, Mary: yes, you can sense how wet it has been from the pavement and dripping canopy, yet one gent insists on taking the air.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Nov 2011 6:06AM
Excellent selective colouring, Mary, works so well with this image. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 6:53AM
I love selective colour used effectively and this one is a fine example of an image where it is used very effectively indeed.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 9:43AM
Excellent image. Carole
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3866 Canada
24 Nov 2011 3:36PM
I like it, but why not upload the original as V2 so we have something to compare with?


banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3866 Canada
24 Nov 2011 6:17PM
Thanks for uploading the colour shot Mary. I can see what prompted you to use selective colour, - theres so little colour in the original.

I loaded a mod with a compromise that may also work, - de saturating the image to leave a little colour, but the chef is still full colour. I toned down the glare on his apron also.

Thanks for checking in on my Persian shot. Im not fond of cats myself, and usually have allergies, but I spent time with this one without any problems at all, - unusual for me.


maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
24 Nov 2011 6:21PM
That works as well thanks for the mod.
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 6:58PM
Excellent work Mary clever use of processing and it really works for me. Paul
31 Mar 2012 9:21PM
v1 is best for me but love the colours in both

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