I know selective color, highlighting a particular color and keeping the rest in black and white, is a trendy technique. A trend that has long since fallen out of fashion. But when I looked at the full color image, this is what I saw.
It was a dreary late afternoon in Tokyo, and the peak fall color had passed, in this place. This cemetery, with its contrasty trees and stone path, begged for a black and white treatment, but the loss of the reds would be shameful. The splash of vivid reds amongst texture, contrast and bold shapes makes for an interesting image, I think.
On a slightly related note, my migration to a new library management and image processing software is proceeding. I mentioned, as one of my goals for this year, is to finally move off my old Aperture 3 workflow to Capture One.
Things are proceeding well and I’m working out many of the inevitable kinks. As expected, there things about Capture One that I like better, but also things that I miss from Aperture. The ability to do sophisticated color processing is one new advantage, which I used to create this image. More observations on Capture One, as I progress.
Like many of my Japan photos, I used the Pentax Q7. This time with the standard zoom lens.
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