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Man's Best Friend

This time I'll be the first to admit that this selective coloring may not work!  But I wanted to isolate man and beast from everything else, so let's call it an experiment, especially with the reflections.  You may prefer the original?

Anyway, yesterday's reflective fishing pic was from last year's holiday at our Michigan family cottage.  This one is from just a couple days ago, taken at 8:30 in the morning. 

[Later this afternoon I fly from Atlanta to Amsterdam, arriving tomorrow morning.]


Man's Best Friend

This time I'll be the first to admit that this selective coloring may not work!  But I wanted to isolate man and beast from everything else, so let's call it an experiment, especially with the reflections.  You may prefer the original?

Anyway, yesterday's reflective fishing pic was from last year's holiday at our Michigan family cottage.  This one is from just a couple days ago, taken at 8:30 in the morning. 

[Later this afternoon I fly from Atlanta to Amsterdam, arriving tomorrow morning.]


comments (32)

  • Shailja
  • Boston, USA
  • 9 Jul 2007, 00:03
Hey cool selective coloring! made much more interesting by getting the reflection also - that is a first I have seen smile This works better than the original for me.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your kind comment, Shailja. Glad this works for you. Selecting the reflections was an after-thought which I'm glad I went back and did.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 9 Jul 2007, 01:13
Keep experimenting, always interesting to see the results of these experiments smile

Suby
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Suby. I think you and Sinem are a good example to us all here on SC!
I like this better than the original, Ginnie. I find I get too distracted by the background in the full colour shot. Putting it in b/w is perfect.
Ginnie Hart: So glad you like it, Karen. Don't you sometimes wish you had another photographer over your shoulder when you're trying to decide between two pics! smile
I love colour in black-white. I should do one soon and post.
Ginnie Hart: Please do, Tony. It's great fun. smile Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
I like the selective colour, works well.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aussie.
That's alright for me Ginnie. Houses and trees are far in a distance, they don't necessary need to stay in colours.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for adding your vote, Flo!
Now there is a strange thing - I was sure I would prefer the original (being a real traditionalist at heart) but you were right to adjust - it is a much stronger picture. Wondering if it would be even better with the dog in B&W? Safe journey. Mike
Ginnie Hart: At first I had only the guy's shirt in color, Mike, and then when I settled on the title, I decided to add the dog. Then later, the idea of the reflections came to mind. So this was definitely a work in progress. I do appreciate your comment.

I am now safe-n-sound in our Amsterdam apartment, as of 8:30 this Tuesday morning.
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 9 Jul 2007, 10:04
I somehow prefer this one over the original Ginnie. It kind of lays more emphasis on the subjects. The experiment has yielded good results smile
Ginnie Hart: I do appreciate your vote of confidence, Thomas. Thanks a million.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jul 2007, 12:03
Ohhh, Suby said 'interesting' again. Now he is in for it tongue

I think this picture is telling me that selective colouring works best with flashy colours. The dog and the guys not so clearly visible. So the experiment also provides a learning opportunity.

Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: I always am eager to see what Louis will say! Thank you, kind sir!
  • Mal
  • 9 Jul 2007, 12:58
that dog does not like you Ginnie! I'd get out of there! lol

I rather like the use of selective colour on this Ginnie. mal
Ginnie Hart: HA! He sure watched me like a hawk as the boat floated by and I kept snapping pics!

Thanks for stopping by, Mal! smile
  • Dotun
  • 9 Jul 2007, 13:28
love this one Ginnie. you even extended the color seperation to the reflection in the water, very nice.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Dotun. The reflection idea was an after-thought that I'm glad came along. smile Thanks.
Lovely experiment Ginnie...this one is more dramatic, like it.
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Bridge! smile
Haha, now I know where the greenery from the trees has gone to! Joke aside, I like this way of selective coloring, esp. the reflections.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Helen!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 9 Jul 2007, 16:49
That was a brilliant stroke on the reflection in the water, I agree. Good one!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ruth. It was definitely one of those times when I wanted you over my shoulder to ask your opinion! smile
Nice image Ginnie. The selective colouring works well and makes the man and dog stand out more than they would if just left as a standard colour image. Excellent!! David.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your vote of confidence, David!
I kinda like it, the green reflection in the water is a nice touch
Ginnie Hart: "Kinda" works for me, Will. Thanks. smile
I actually like the original better, even though I love the coloured reflection, I've never tried that, and it looks great smile
Ginnie Hart: I appreciate your vote, Aksel. smile Thanks.
Great with the green reflection in the water Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Magnus. It was an after-thought that I'm glad I did. smile
Ooh I like what you have done with this photograph. Lovely! (:o)
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Roz. Thanks.
The firt thing I did was looking for the reflection and there it was...this is more than just an experience, I think it worked pretty well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Lina.
Hi Ginnie, great capture...I like the selective color on this...

p.s. please send greetings to Donica...Cheers!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, H, on both counts.
Ohh Ginnie, that you dominate this technique well! It enchants this to me. I have already returned from my first part of vacations! Soon I will put new photos! P.D. The reflection in the water is brilliant!
Ginnie Hart: So glad you're back from vacation, Jose! I've missed you. Am eager to see your new pics when they're ready.
OoHohOOOHOh Ginnie. This works for me. I love the selective colouring. You know its my fetish.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You tickle me, Busola. This one is just for you, then! smile
  • Ellie
  • 10 Jul 2007, 01:08
It does work Ginnie, not least because it isolates him from the surroundings. I like the way you've been so careful with the reflection too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ellie. Not sure why I wasn't confident of this one but after these comments, I'm feeling it actually really turned out okay.
You do such fun things with your images, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. That means a lot, Red Pen (or do I mean Kay grin ).
Oh I definitely prefer this to the original. I'm a fan of selective colouring so maybe I'm biased. It never gets old in my books. smile
Ginnie Hart: I think you and I are on the same page, Fehinti. Thanks!
  • Julischka
  • butterfly bush
  • 10 Jul 2007, 17:54
Hm. It does work and it does not work. I like the coloured reflection but I'm not sure about the man. I definetely like the dog. smile
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. Isn't it funny how here's such a yes, no and maybe on this! So intriguing. Thanks for your vote, Julia. smile
Another excellent shot. I like it. All the best, Dave
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dave.
Nice work on saturation, I like this result
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Zeb. smile
  • Jimbo
  • 11 Jul 2007, 09:42
Ah ha! Another one of Ginnie's signature selective-colour jobbies. No-one does these as well as you, and this is no exception. The really great bit here, of course, are the coloured reflections. If I were try anything like this (I have tried, but not yet successfully enough to post here), there's absolutely no way I'd attempt it with something as complicated as that!
Ginnie Hart: I do tend to be a detail person, Jimbo (if you haven't figured that out yet!), so this was right up my alley. Thanks for your comment!
  • alex
  • 12 Jul 2007, 01:37
hmm, i don't think i would have had the patience or the discipline to do this editing. well done, ginnie. i do like this picture.
Ginnie Hart: Patience in this kind of thing is one of my virtues, Alex, but in other things--like with technology--I have no patience whatsoever! There you have it!
What makes this picture for me is the reflection. For one it is superbly done and two it draws you into the picture. AND the shirt isn't red... always it is red. Green is great!
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart to backtrack to this pic, William, Thanks a million for your kind words! smile

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