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Selective Colour in Yosemite


Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200 2.8 IS II at 200mm. ISO 400, 1/125 sec. @ f/2.8.

(Just going by the numbers I’m guessing I handheld this one! Thank goodness for IS lenses.)

I saw this curvy tree from across the road and spent about 5 minutes walking back and forth trying to get the right position of it against the others in the background. The above interpretation is really just more explorations of Silver Efex Pro 2.0. As you might have guessed the new version adds support for selective colour. I’m liking how it looks in this image, but I definitely have more work to do.

Things I don’t like about the above version:

  1. The tree on the right is too bright and competes with the curved tree. It looks too far forward in the frame. That’s a relatively easy fix: just darken that side of the image to make it recede.
  2. The bottom left looks like it has a bright white ghost hiding in the trees. Again a simple burn will take care of that problem.
  3. The overall image seems to light to me. That was just my bad on the processing side and can be fixed with a few slider tweaks here and there.

Still, as a proof of concept I like where it’s going!