Dramatic Light: Hand Coloring

Challenge #14 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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A hundred years ago, to create a color photograph required painting a black and white print by hand. At the turn of the century, a few practitioners still remained, carrying out their arcane art in a world overrun with color film. While hand coloring prints is practically a lost art today, you can achieve a similar effect digitally ... without having to resort to special filters and plug-ins. With a B&W image in your editing software, create one or more transparent layers. Apply selective color on the layer. Adjust the layer blends to achieve the desired look. Submit your best "hand colored" image. Refer to the sample image and check out the additional rules.
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Kinda messed around...couple of layers some desaturation and colour fill and eraser and this was the result!
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Submitted: Saturday, 24th October, 2009 12:47 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 10th September, 2006
Focal length: 5.41 mm
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: F2.8
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