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Selective Color.  7 February 2014.  Cars  MINI  Photography  Postprocessing  Santa Cruz 
Feb 7, 2014
  Postprocessing, Photography, MINI, Cars, Santa Cruz  
Accidental Panorama.  11 January 2017.  Greece  Hydra  Panorama  Postprocessing 
Jan 11, 2017
  Greece, Postprocessing, Panorama, Hydra  
Blue Boat(s).  13 January 2017.  Greece  Hydra  Postprocessing  Silver Efex  Simplify 
Jan 13, 2017
  Greece, Simplify, Silver Efex, Postprocessing, Hydra  
 
 
 
Selective Color
Fri 7 Feb 2014      Cars - MINI - Photography - Postprocessing  Santa Cruz
Selective Color
     Fri 7 Feb 2014      Cars - MINI - Photography - Postprocessing  Santa Cruz
 
 
 

Selective use of color in an otherwise black and white shot is cliche -- but it is still useful because color provides a powerful spotlight on what the photographer wants to highlight.

Here are a couple of examples, one taken at Lassen National Park (Nikon D200, 18-200 vr at 18mm, f/8) and another in downtown Santa Cruz in front of a favorite burrito shop (Nikon D300, 30/1.4, f/5.6). I like their tubular tacos. Both shots were processed with Capture NX and Silver Efex using the latter's control points to selectively reveal the color of the original.

 
 
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MINI at Planet Fresh ++      
A little selective colour in front of a favorite burrito joint.
 
 
MINI at Planet Fresh ++      
A little selective colour in front of a favorite burrito joint.
 
 
MINI at Planet Fresh ++      
A little selective colour in front of a favorite burrito joint.
 
MINI at Mt Lassen ++      
 
 
MINI at Mt Lassen ++      
 
 
MINI at Mt Lassen ++      
 
 
Accidental Panorama
Wed 11 Jan 2017      Greece - Hydra - Panorama - Postprocessing 
Accidental Panorama
     Wed 11 Jan 2017      Greece - Hydra - Panorama - Postprocessing 
 
 
 

I didn't take a wide* lens to Greece last fall so I didn't get any of those mind-bending panoramas that a wide angle, a fish eye especially, can get you. Oh well. That I miss those shots so much tells me I may have to get another lens, like the Rokinon 8mm, or maybe a converter for the Nikon 10.5. It seems my shopping list is never empty.

On the other hand, I'm not really looking to add to my carry on. The iPhone's panorama function works in a pinch. Or, just overlap a set of shots by about a quarter frame then merge them later. The cost of these hand-made panoramas is in immediacy, the time spent processing, and a potentially ungainly file size, but it doesn't add to your bag.

Speaking of panoramas, here is an example of how not to shoot a panorama: the shots aren't lined up. It's not right, but I like it anyway.

*I'm gonna define wide as 10 to 12 on DX, 15 to 20 on FX.

 
 
 
Hydra +      
A non-rectangular image like this has its limits - you're not gonna print it, some are gonna hate it - but I like it.
 
 
Hydra +      
A non-rectangular image like this has its limits - you're not gonna print it, some are gonna hate it - but I like it.
 
 
Hydra +      
A non-rectangular image like this has its limits - you're not gonna print it, some are gonna hate it - but I like it.
 
 
Blue Boat(s)
Fri 13 Jan 2017      Greece - Hydra - Postprocessing  Silver Efex - Simplify
Blue Boat(s)
     Fri 13 Jan 2017      Greece - Hydra - Postprocessing  Silver Efex - Simplify
 
 
 

Stepping off the ferry in Hydra the first thing that caught my eye was a blue boat. A lovely blue, it reminded me of a plastic-toy blue offered on the first-generation Miata. So I thought I'd have some fun with the blue boat set against the town as backdrop. First I cropped some sky off the top and some sea off the bottom which left just a band of each with a band of land in the middle.

 
 
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Blue Boat, Hydra +      
Next I ran the image through Silver Efex, keeping just the blue of the boat. The preset name, in this case High Structure Harsh, is shown in parentheses in the photo title.
 
 
Blue Boat, Hydra +      
Next I ran the image through Silver Efex, keeping just the blue of the boat. The preset name, in this case High Structure Harsh, is shown in parentheses in the photo title.
 
 
Blue Boat, Hydra +      
Next I ran the image through Silver Efex, keeping just the blue of the boat. The preset name, in this case High Structure Harsh, is shown in parentheses in the photo title.
 
Silver Efex (High Structure Harsh)      
I ran the partial b&w, the Silver Efex version, through Simplify. This seems to have messed with the blue, it took out the hint of turquoise. I like this blue but it's definitely not the same blue.
 
 
Silver Efex (High Structure Harsh)      
I ran the partial b&w, the Silver Efex version, through Simplify. This seems to have messed with the blue, it took out the hint of turquoise. I like this blue but it's definitely not the same blue.
 
 
Silver Efex (High Structure Harsh)      
I ran the partial b&w, the Silver Efex version, through Simplify. This seems to have messed with the blue, it took out the hint of turquoise. I like this blue but it's definitely not the same blue.
 
Silver Efex then Simplify (Oil Painting II)      
Yes, finally, the last blue boat. This is the original processed with Simplify. As with any of these tools, this example only hints at what you can do. The presets make fast work of it, but everything is changeable so you're not limited in any way.
 
 
Silver Efex then Simplify (Oil Painting II)      
Yes, finally, the last blue boat. This is the original processed with Simplify. As with any of these tools, this example only hints at what you can do. The presets make fast work of it, but everything is changeable so you're not limited in any way.
 
 
Silver Efex then Simplify (Oil Painting II)      
Yes, finally, the last blue boat. This is the original processed with Simplify. As with any of these tools, this example only hints at what you can do. The presets make fast work of it, but everything is changeable so you're not limited in any way.
 
Simplify      
 
 
Simplify      
 
 
Simplify