I had my table top studio set up when Cee posted the prompt.
There was five leftover birthday cake candles left behind from a birthday party some time ago. As they are colourful I had saved them with the idea of doing something with them. I did some full colour versions and some selective colour treatment versions.
Initially I struggled to come up with an idea for this challenge. I ended up scrolling through some of the folders of photos on this tablet looking for inspiration. At that point I quickly came up with a couple of photos showing before and after.
The full frame, unedited version of the European Robin standing on my 600mm lens. The camera isn’t square or centred in the frame and has tape on it. There’s also a light band running at an angle across the top of the frame.
The edited version. I squared and centred the camera, cropped the top of the frame and took a little off the bottom. I then converted the camera to monochrome to hide the tape as much as possible. I have been using a variety of edited versions of this image as my online avatar for years.
An old post box in a sandstone wall at Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England. A film shot from the mid 1980s. I have scanned the original with two different scanners and copied the slide with two different cameras. All the digital versions have a strange colour balance. If I get the grass and red post box looking right the sandstone and sky look wrong.
A selective colour treatment converting the image to monochrome while leaving the post box red.
Or, as an alternative title, Mostly Grey with a Splash of Yellow.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Birds prompt.
I decided to do a selective colour treatment of a mostly black and white species. These two Ring-billed Gulls are standing on a dark gray granite boulder with a gray Lake Huron in the background. I hardly needed to do the selective colour treatment.