What a Difference a Color Makes! (Two Photographs)

squirrelTo view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com

In the first photo I reduced the luminosity of the greens and increased the yellows.  The B&W is there simply because I tried it. I have to start with a good base, and that is why I am showing my two trials. Color or B&W is a fork in the road; after having taken the decision to go with color, the next decision relates to what I think can be enhanced. Backgrounds are a good place to start, as we do not want them to distract, we want them to frame a subject. Just for the record my technique in Photoshop was to use a B&W adjustment layer and then change the layer’s blending mode to luminescence, which brings back the color. The B&W adjustment layer now allows you to change the colors.



4 responses

  1. Hi Victor, Love your squirrel portraits. The sunlight seems more apparent in the color but I do like the black and white very much.


    March 31, 2017 at 11:50 am

  2. Good Morning Victor, You know it is amazing, I have taken color photographs that never seems to convey the mood of the scene I am looking for, so as general rule before tossing(deleting) the photo, I always convert it to black & white, most always it seems the photo, will convey much more feeling depending on the subject. (sometimes neither) 🙂 Don’t get me wrong I love color photography, but sometimes B&W seems to have more power and impact. Love your photography!


    May 12, 2017 at 8:15 am

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