Selective Coloring 3 - Photography Contest [35 entries]

All American Boy Picture

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Selective coloring is the art of creating a black and white image and returning a specific portion of it to color. Often, it focuses on a single object within the composition to emphasize it and/or enhance drama.
PS Elements, PS and gimp (free) as well as other editing programs will allow you to achieve this look.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!

pingenvy: Is it allowable to desaturate a color photo, or does picture need to be taken in grayscale and the color added?
( 3 years and 365 days ago )
Contest Moderator: @pingenvy: the idea is to start with a color photo and desaturate that part of your shot which is not your main subject ( 3 years and 363 days ago )
Mario: this is not photography in my oppinion's look like photoshop...but we have different taste
( 3 years and 357 days ago )
Contest Moderator: @Mario, occasionally we have photography contests that require a bit more photo-manipulation to give photographers a change to use/showcase skills other than just straight photography. Colorization of photographs has actually been around since nearly the beginnings of photography, in the good old days it was done by hand on black and white prints, then later, digitally. ( 3 years and 357 days ago )

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All American Boy - created by UncleJimmy

All American Boy
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/35Score: 64.8% (35)12742 views

  • Camera: Canon
  • Camera model: Canon EOS 7D
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • Aperture: f/13.0
  • ISO: 200

(3 years and 358 days ago)

The yellow lady - created by Artifakts

The yellow lady
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/35Score: 64.2% (30)15042 views
  • Camera: 
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  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • Aperture: f/4.0
  • ISO: 800

(4 years and 1 days ago)

Vintage - created by Glam0urGirl2007

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/35Score: 64.2% (25)13467 views
  • Camera: Canon
  • Camera model: Canon EOS REBEL T5
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • Aperture: f/7.1
  • ISO: 1600

(3 years and 360 days ago)

The Book Thief - created by friiskiwi

The Book Thief
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/35Score: 63% (20)14092 views
  • Camera: 
  • Camera model:
  • Exposure time: 1/0
  • Aperture: f/1.0
  • ISO: 200

(3 years and 358 days ago)

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Yellow Tours - created by BeSea

Yellow Tours
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/35Score: 62.9% (15)12870 views
  • Camera: SONY
  • Camera model: ILCE-6000
  • Exposure time: 1/640
  • Aperture: f/7.1
  • ISO: 100

(3 years and 362 days ago)