Color in a B&W Image

Digital photography has not only brought new possibilities to photography, it has made existing possibilities much easier. Selective color within photos is nothing new. However, the software today allows such manipulation to be done in a manner of minutes. I took some photos from a wedding I attended and a photo of my niece to explore the possibilities.

The bride and groom entered the reception and the bouquet she carried had such brilliant color. In addition, the groom had a rose corsage with a green leaf set against his black tux. Converting the image to B&W then returning the color to the flowers illuminates their color in a fantastic way.
The image of my niece was taken several months ago. I converted it to B&W shortly afterwards. Sitting on a white sofa, she wore a white dress with a yellow belt. In addition, she had yellow berrettes in her hair. The image did not have much color other than her skin tone and the belt. Therefore, the color loss to B&W was minimal. Yet, returning color to the belt and berrettes adds an element of flavor.


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