Scooter, San Francisco, California, 29 November 2014 (One Four Challenge, Week 4)

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Good Morning:

One more look at the original photograph, from week 1 of the One Four Challenge:

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The reds in the middle of the shot offer a nice contrast to the overall monochrome look and feel, but the background reds behind the hands are a distraction, as well as the reds on the extreme left and right margins. My final idea for the scooter picture consisted of using a specialized editor called Color Splash Studio to turn the shot into B&W and then restore only the face, hands, and the front wheel of the scooter to color.

Scooter, San Francisco, California, 29 November 2014; Color Splash Studio Edit

Scooter, San Francisco, California, 29 November 2014; Color Splash Studio Edit

Puts a nice emphasis on the vertical composition of the shot. One interesting aspect of the final result (to me, anyway) consists of the hands. In both pictures, it appears that he wears gloves. In any case, I’ve had enough fun with this shot for now. Have a good holiday week, everyone.

Vonn Scott Bair

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10 responses »

  1. Hello Vonn Scott!
    I really like what you have done here.
    It really does put the focus directly onto the scooter guy and brings him forward.
    Really well done 😃😃

  2. I like how the background recedes and our whole concentration is now on the guy on the scooter. It is a great finish to the Dec Challenge and look forward to seeing what you come up with in Jan or Feb.

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