Selective Amsterdam

I love selective colouring photographs. While this is one of the most time-consuming step of a post-processing workflow, it can breathe life into otherwise ordinary photographs. It can also be used to draw attention to a particular object in crowded field. The following pictures are my experiments with applying selective desaturation in Adobe Lightroom on a few pictures from my trip to Amsterdam 2012 spring.

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Dutch Gouda cheese on sale at the Bloemenmarkt (flower market)
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Housing shortage in Amsterdam has resulted in these unique permanent water homes, with plumbing, electricity and other mod cons.
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A sporty boat on one of the many canals in Amsterdam
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Previously posted picture of water taxis in Amsterdam.

You may wish to click on the pictures to see a larger version on flickr. As always I look forward to comments and criticisms.