The rain and the damp here in East England has meant that there is a sudden explosion of mushrooms. Large and small, normal and strangely shaped, they’re all shooting up everywhere.. Here’s a tiny tiny mushroom that was shot at the closest approach I could make with my phone! I have selectively desaturated the background for emphasis.
I took this picture at a friend’s house in Newport, Wales. This year I missed the tulip blooms in my garden as I was out-of-town over the 2 weeks these bloomed. I have removed all distracting greens from this photo to enhance the glow from the tulip. Shot using a 50mm f1.8 Nikon lens and processed in Lightroom.
At the Museum of Liverpool.
Field dandelions (Taraxacum sp.) photographed in the middle of summer near Hinxton, England.
All greens from the background were removed in Lightroom.
Two of the three primary colours (in RGB colour model) highlighted on this boat undergoing renovation at Albert Docks, Liverpool.
Photographed at the Albert Docks area of Liverpool.
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.
You may wish to click on the pictures to see a larger version on flickr. As always I look forward to comments and criticisms.