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    Hope to get some comments on how to improve this shot. Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by deTour
    Hope to get some comments on how to improve this shot.
    I would suggest you stay away from the colour effect. The red colour draws so much attention that it effectively spoils the image. To me, it looks like a decent picture that has been vandalized by putting colourful stickers on it.

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    I would suggest you stay away from the colour effect. The red colour draws so much attention that it effectively spoils the image. To me, it looks like a decent picture that has been vandalized by putting colourful stickers on it.
    Thanks for your feedback. Here is the full B/W version.


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    much better lol
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    actually. now it looks washed out and boring.

    what i would have done would be to desaturate the red sign to say 30%? then it would blend in with the rest of the pic and yet speak volumes as it becomes the coloured but subdued focal point.

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    selective black and white is kinda gimmicky isnt it....

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    I don't think that there is anything wrong with selective b&w in itself. Just like any other technique it is good or bad depending on how it is applied.

    A splash of colour in an otherwise monochrome image is a visual "joke". Just like all jokes, its success depends on the element of surprise. Something that otherwise would have been just part of the scene suddenly stands out.

    In this picture, the sign is literally the centre of the image and due to its nature, the obvious centre of attention. Adding colour therefore is basically overkill.

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    I know of some ways to PS that ... Don't think its the most effective... Mind sharing with me your technique ?

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    I know of some ways to PS that ... Don't think its the most effective... Mind sharing with me your technique ?
    1. Select the target area using Polygonal Lasso tool (for this case).
    2. Under SELECT menu bar, click INVERSE (to inverse selection).
    3. Under LAYER menu bar, NEW ADJUSTMENT LAYER and then HUE/SATURATION. "New Lay" dialogbox will popup and click Ok.
    4. "Hue/Saturation" dialogbox will popup and enter -100 for SATURATION (or drag slider all the way to the left).

    There are more than a few ways to achieve the same result depending on personal preference. To me, I find the above fastest.

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    Try to shoot at different angle. Remember you are a photographer not a designer.

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    Quite like the red sign actually. Desaturating the red a little seems a good idea though.

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    my feel is b/w is enough. the sign and it's "color" is already the center of attraction in the picture. But i still find this pic nice overall.

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    Prefer B/W with abit more contrast adding some grain will be fine, I think.

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