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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Pensive Little Boy
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This is me back in the summer of 1948. Age 2.5. Photo is attributed to either by mother or father. Original negative is from an old Kodak folding camera, very large negative then it was scanned by me and cropped . PSE was used with blending mode on Colorize. DigitalPhoto mag, supplied the values for my skin tone. Note the socks! :-)
Submitted: Thursday, 29th October, 2009 22:28 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 29th October, 2009
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Notes: Scanned 1948 negative
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