Color accent on Black and White After – Before Friday
My photo for today’s ABFriday is one I took the other day. I stopped with the dogs in the shade while we were out walking so they could chill, and I could get some flower photos. These yellow flowers were right in from of Torrey, so I kneeled way down on the ground to get her behind the small flowers.
I like the composition of the photo, the slight tilt, the fuzzy dogs in the back ground. I wanted the flowers to be the focus. So to achieve that, the photo needed some help.
I did all the work in Lightroom. First, I cropped the photo down to hide Torrey’s shoes. The shoes are awesome, but not part of the picture here. In the develop module, I then took the saturation down for all the colors except yellow. I needed to hide the bright pink of her harness, which is why I went to black and white. This left some color in the back ground, which I decided was actually quite nice. I lightened the photo in levels, then brought the clarity and vibrancy up a little. I used the adjustment brush to lighten the flowers in the foreground by simply increasing the exposure.
And that’s it. To see what other great things are happening for ABFriday, go to this link.
Have a wonderful weekend.