Saturday, March 8, 2014

Color or Black & White: Can you tell?


Today's Photohunt word is "Colour". So we thought we'd combine it with our Cat Art Blog Hop entry and pose the following question:

Is this a black and white photo, or not?


You can probably tell that there is just the barest shade of color added back into Faraday's eyes. While experimenting with contrast and color settings, I noticed that adding a shade of color back in brought more life to the photo.

Any more and it looked odd. Any less and it looked flat.

There are many famous photographers who use selective color to great effect.
If you're interested in seeing more, click this link here!

And for more great Cat Art Blog Hop entries, click here!

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23 comments:

  1. That is a great one of Faraday. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE the subtle blue eyes!! Gorgeous!

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  3. We love that. The subtle hint of color is pawesome!

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  4. That photo is so stunning. Mom hopped over and looked at the other similarly-done photos. They are terrific. Can you tell us how you did yours? Mom just got Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. Will she be able to do something similar with it? Thanks for sharing something so lovely. Have a great weekend. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  5. I have begun (well I started last fall) re editing Abby's photos into b/w with just her eyes in color. I am dating the photos too for my own use and to be able to know when they happened.

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  6. Very nice photo. We love the effect of adding a little color to Faraday's eyes.

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  7. Who dat handsome kitteh Faraday? It yoo it yoo! Yoor eyes look cat-fabulous (yoor mommy is really good at photographing yoo kittehs...& flowers...& sometimes yoor daddy & selfies but does she take other piccies? Like landscapes etc? We'd love 2 see more!) But da bestest part of dis piccie besides yoo m'boy is da pillow wif "home" on it. Home is where da heart is. *startled look* Mom! Mom..halp...I's turned sappy today.....

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  8. Wait wait...in examining da piccie I see dat NOT a pillow but maybe yoor MOMMY! Holding yoo...a selfie maybe! Oh my my my my...I faux pas-ed BIG time...I sooo sorry. Oh deers...I not only sappy today I meowed out loud a faux pas.....maybe 'someone' *pointy paw at mom* should put on her glasses!!!!

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  9. Exceptional!!!
    Wes LOVES it!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  10. Beautiful, or should I say handsome? :)

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  11. My human is a big fan of selective color!

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  12. Very very nice! We'll have to get Mommy to try this out.

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  13. I read the instructions and still don't understand it but the photo is beautiful!

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  14. Your eyes stand out wonderfully - what a lovely photo! Happy Caturday!

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  15. Love it!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  16. even after you tell me there is blue in them there eyes, my brain is still trying to tell me I'm putting it in there myself because I know they should be blue.. very subtle and absolutely perfect.

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  17. les yeux légèrement colorés, la photo est magnifique

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  18. So Faraday...does everything you see have an aqua tint to it?
    ; )

    Very beautiful by the way... you're right about how a little bit is what makes it. Glogirly tried that once with Waffles. A black and white Waffles with full-strength yellow eyes is downright SCARY!

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  19. Faraday you look fabulous today! Mommy did a great job!

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