Ruby Beach, WA, USA
Canon S400 | 1/500 sec | F/2.8
Colour original modified in Photoshop CS
Black & white alternative
I like the photo, but the selective coloring doesn’t do it for me. I think I’d prefer it all B&W.
In the spirit of East 3rd (http://www.east3rd.com), I added a link to an alternative black and white version of the same image. 🙂
I actually started out with a black and white version of the original image. But it seemed lacking… You be the judge!
Hmm, this is an interesting image, I’m not sure I like the colours you chose, but I like the concept and the composition.
It reminds me a little of the world of sculptor andy goldsworthy.
I used to like images that had been selectively desaturated, but they’re a bit too popular now. This one isn’t so bad though because the pastel colours of the stones aren’t too brash. But I’d like to see an example where they were almost totally destaurated as well, but just a hint of colour remains. The type of thing you have to look at twice to decide if there is colour there or not.
A bit more contrast to the rest of the image might not harm either. Nice shot all the same.
I’m with Daaave: the colors seem too saturated to me, too; they really pop out from the image and I’d prefer something a bit more subtle.
FWIW, the totally B&W image just doesn’t do much for me; somehow, there isn’t much power left in this picture without any color at all.
I actually do like the color saturation, but only because I enjoy the 3d effect it causes. Nothing wrong with images that pops out sometimes.
When it’s without any color at all, I don’t think the photo holds my interest for very long…
For me the colored rocks were like easter eggs…very much fun to find!
Kevin In Canada
I love the selective colouring and I think that there should be more of it. Your shot is beautiful!
I’ve tried a few and came up with this one:
I like it
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