Photography: Using colorize
The weather tends to be dark and dismal now and so I did some edits on Sunday because I couldn’t have my usual day out. How does this edit compare to the original. The original was a nice photo and more colourful, but this is artistic and I think the frame and the text adds something.
This is the original taken in quite bright sunlight but with lots of shadows causing problems.
I think they are both good! I think the first one being more artistic would be suitable for a a greetings card or an exhibition. Colours are important for creating mood and can give the picture a hint of a period in time. I watched a little of Downton Abbey on TV last week, just to watch the camera work. Many shots had the bright modern colour removed and the shot was given a green tint, a little like my artistic edit. Watch carefully and the tint changes for different locations. Warmer tints were used outside the house.
In this edit I’ve used a cooler bluish tint. This looks good where there is a lot of white in the image. It can work well for a wedding photo for example.
I joked that I was abducted by an alien space craft last week, but this is actually the inside of the very pink Public art centre. It closed down this week and they will be throwing more money at it to turn it into a 6th form college for Birmingham and the Black Country. Can you spot the exhibits? No, I’m not sure either. I think on the ground floor it could have stayed an art gallery, if they could have got rid of all that pink.
It’s still weird if you get rid of all the pink, but it’s a slight improvement. Maybe some white walls and a few pictures up would make it better? Anyway, try using colorized in PhotoScape to add mood to your photos.
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