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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I had a blast doing this photoshoot with my friend. I was following her while jogging. This was a quick break and I captured it.
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Submitted: Sunday, 25th October, 2009 12:09 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 18th October, 2009
Focal length: 70 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 200
Notes: B&W in Aperture and edited in Photoshop. tainted with brush with RED in an adjustment layer.
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