Begonias

 
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Just to prove, as a friend of mine would put it, that I can be on receive as well as transmit! I followed the selective colour tutorial and came up with this. It's a very neat technique! I also boosted the contrast in the B&W layer to give it a bit more oomph.

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sgbrown - Jan 13, 2008 05:10 AM EDT
Thanks Alovely! The photo was taken in a little village (St-Ouen-sur-Gartempe) near my house in France.
A.Lovely - Jan 12, 2008 06:39 PM EDT
Just came across this photograph Steve. This is outstanding. I love the contrast of B/W and color of the flowers. Great photograph. The photograph shows a beautiful area. Most enjoyable.
Guest - Feb 12, 2007 11:57 AM EDT
Thanks Beverly and Lulu. Beverly, I just followed the tutorial on TLF: try it, it's really easy to do as Lulu (thanks for your comment, too) says.
Guest - Feb 12, 2007 02:26 AM EDT
Nice job Steve. I'd like to say that I wrote it as I have done a bit of selective colouring - but I didn't so you will have to thank someone else. I think the hardest part is picking the photo and then deciding what will be colour and what will be black and white. The rest is quite easy.
Guest - Feb 10, 2007 07:36 AM EDT
Neat effect. How did you do it?
Guest - Feb 10, 2007 04:44 AM EDT
Thanks Alandra! I'm glad I found this technique, and I hope you persevere with it.
Guest - Feb 09, 2007 09:00 PM EDT
like the effect, also, Steve. That's something else I have to give another try to. Tried it for one of the contests earlier but wasn't too successful :)
Guest - Feb 09, 2007 04:13 PM EDT
Thanks Mary, Don, Alex, Carol, Mike and Lorraine - I'm glad you all liked it! It's so great to be able to learn from others' experience, but I notice that the selective colouring tutorial has no "About the author" section, so I don't know whom I should be thanking! Anyone care to claim their well deserved laurels? Mike, so good to get some more of your utterly pointless and endlessly fascinating information! And don't be scared to try this technique - that tutorial makes it really easy to succeed!
Guest - Feb 08, 2007 04:16 PM EDT
Very nice image, they are fun to do, just a little different, lovely scene.
Guest - Feb 08, 2007 04:06 PM EDT
i like this i may have ago at something like this myself but a little scared.. useless info on these lovely flowers...The begonia group is one of the great groups of cultivated ornamental plants. Very many species have been introduced, and there are numberless hybrids and variations. Because of the great numbers of interesting forms, begonias have appealed strongly to collectors. This is a very diverse group of plants, many of them are grown primarily for foliage, others for the showy bloom. The first begonia was introduced into England in 1777. Since then, they have been improved so rapidly, that there are thousands of variations now in cultivations, displaying the most gorgeous colors in their flowers and beautiful coloring in their leaves. The geographical distribution of begonias is very disjunctive and localized. They are indigenous to Mexico, Central and South America, Asia and south africa
Guest - Feb 08, 2007 03:40 PM EDT
Great job Steve,I like the flowers in color and the rest B/W. Carol
Guest - Feb 08, 2007 03:21 PM EDT
WOW!!You sure did a great job of it.
Guest - Feb 08, 2007 03:01 PM EDT
Very nicely done Steve, pleasing effect. I am going to go read it now and give it a whirl too. I've been wanting to try this. :-) Don
Guest - Feb 08, 2007 02:59 PM EDT
Nice work Steve. You picked the right selective complimentary color to go with the shades of black/grey.

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