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May 2007 Barbara Read


Wallace, Idaho

I spotted this older model orange car as we approached this cross street--we were walking a quick loop
thru town looking for photo ops. I snapped this shot off with the plan to desaturate the building
behind just leaving the bright orange of the car. I ended up slightly desaturating the car too, since
the original color was too overpowering for the shot. I'm not normally a big fan of selective color,
so your thoughts on whether or not the selective color works or not would be greatly helpful and appreciated.

Canon EOS 5D ,Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L USM,Digital
Handheld, Av Priority, RAW original, Circular Polarizer
1/250s @ f13, 105mm, ISO 800, EV-1/3 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Range View 12-Mar-2016 03:57
I think the selective colour works brilliantly in this image Barbara, great work! V
James Robertson27-Apr-2011 02:05
Barbara, the desaturation approach on this particular composition works for me. The gray vertical and horizontal lines of the building make a perfect contrasting background to the orange sloped lines of the auto. Nice work!
Milan Vogrin17-Jan-2011 21:40
Very nice photo. V!
Tom Munson25-Dec-2010 05:01
Cool shot, Barbara! Wallace has some interesting history!
Edith Champagne23-Aug-2007 16:46
Excellent mood! I love the contrast with the yellow car. V
Marcia Colelli23-Aug-2007 02:00
Nice use of selective color
Isabel Silva22-Aug-2007 09:24
I like here the work with selective color!!Just great!
B. Shortall - BCS Photography22-Aug-2007 02:05
I like the selective colour! You have two elements to show here. To me the building just screams b&w to show off the details within. The car... Orange! Need I say more! Selective colour worked well! B.