STILL LIFE 94 – A VIEW OF THE SEA (MONO + COLOUR)
March 30, 2017 14 Comments
Yes, you can see the sea, but the sign shouts No Entry and the walls and hedges are also there to keep you out – this is a landscape of exclusion. But maybe that tiny, far distant gate beckons, just maybe it does.
Using SEP2 to restore colour to a black and white image. Only the road sign is close to true colour, all else is (purposely) undersaturated. I read somewhere, recently, that our eyes instinctively react – often negatively – to oversaturation of colour in images, the parallel was drawn with eating overspiced food. But we are apparently far more tolerant of undersaturated colours, in fact we often find them attractive.
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Technique: X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 160mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Full Dynamic Harsh preset and selectively restoring colour; Lizard Point, Cornwall; 19 Oct 2017.