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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Boston bridge
by beomagi
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gray scaled image, using 2 layers for bridge (struts/stone), layer for sky, and one for water.
Submitted: Sunday, 25th October, 2009 22:40 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 4th October, 2009
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Notes: used GIMP. Not too used to it yet, but figure it's a good way to learn ;) used multiply to color water and sky, using inverse grayscale versions of each as the alpha against the original bw image background to keep highlights.
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