From Clicking to Creating-Week 10 of 2018
Week 10 in the Dogwood 52 challenge is Selective Color in the category Vision. I was wondering what I would do for this week. The desert is pretty monotonic, especially since there just aren’t the flowers this year like last year. I don’t think this a real “flowery” area anyway. We see brittle brush, but that’s about it.
But this Tamarisk bush, with it’s tiny pink flowers, seemed to be a good subject for selective color.
This is the original image.
Making a selective color image is pretty easy to do in lightroom.
In the develop mode, go to the right hand side where you will see adjustments for hue, saturation, and luminescence. All you have to do is take all the saturation sliders to the far left to take that color away. I left the two sliders, purple and magenta, to keep the colors of the flowers.
You can play around with different color sliders, and get the look you want. Let’s take this image of my niece from last fall.
Here, I left the purple, and magenta sliders and even increased the saturation for those colors.
In this one, I left the magenta, and the red. The red left a little color in her face, especially on the lips.
Selective color can be a fun thing to play around with, and experiment.
This weeks 2 Lil Owls prompt is Fill the Frame. I took this image when we went to the Cloud Museum because I loved all the texture. Shooting it up close, and getting all the detail in the frame makes it more interesting I think.
And I wanted to talk a little about learning, and progressing in your photography. I am in no way, an expert in photography. I am learning all the time, and trying to get better at it all. I read, and research, and most of all, I make a lot of images. The internet has certainly made learning about something easier. Have a question about a setting, or the camera, or even where to go shoot, the internet has the answer, several usually. I have linked to this blog before, but it is such a great resource I need to link again. Otto, at In Flow has such great insight, and ideas into the behind the scenes part of photography. Not the mechanics of it, but how to “become” an artistic photographer. I have been following his blog for a few years, and it’s always great, always something to learn.
I also read an article this week from Scott Kelby. It’s funny, but I think he really hits the nail on the head. Again, the learning never stops, nor should it.
What have you guys created this week?