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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Joshua Tree National Park - USA. Original image converted to B&W in PSCS4. Created several Blending Mode Layers and used the Eraser Tool to selectively add color back into the image. Added color incrementally by using custom Brushes and Airbrush Tool.
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Submitted: Tuesday, 27th October, 2009 17:10 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 2nd January, 2009
Focal length: 20 mm
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 500
Notes: Tripod
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