color choices


This photograph was shot on a recent morning in our driveway. The first view I get of each of my photographs is the RAW color data. There was something off about this image so I converted to grayscale and did some work with the tone curve. It is hard to decide which works better. On one hand, the subject just begs to be in color because, after all, it is a child painting with chalk.  On the other, her dress is way too saturated in color and would take some work to edit.  Maybe a compromise would be split toning?  If I try this I’ll post the result.  In the meantime, which one do you like better?  (click to see a larger version)


3 Responses to “color choices”

  1. 1 SL
    November 12, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    I’d like the B&W better if it was a tighter crop but I like the color better with the drawings below her. Also, the piece of chalk on the ground disappears in the black and white.

  2. 2 SL
    November 12, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Or was that a rhetorical question? :) xo

  3. November 12, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I bet it was rhetorical! :) Either way, color or black and white, she is so, so beautiful. She’s getting so big!

    Are there any updated pics of Alyssa and Sierra?

    The prints on the wall in your entryway look awesome! xxAunt C

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