Petroil pollution (pic)

Started Dec 31, 2007 | Discussions thread
OP Ellar Contributing Member • Posts: 898
Re: Ironically, desaturating the boat rob the image of its journalistic punch...

Kabe Luna wrote:

...because by desaturating the boat you have effectively enhanced the
appearance of the pollutants on the surface of the water by altering
its relationship with other colorful elements of the photograph which
might be used as reference.

Hi Kabe

This is what I intentionally did to try and focus on the colourful water. The boat had some color in it but I felt it looked better de-saturated.

What's more, I don't think the effect increases the visual impact of
the image at all. To the contrary, I tend to regard the image in a
cursory fashion because the manipulation is so apparent and
apparently poorly considered.

My $0.02.

I thank you for your comments and opinion which I have taken on board (no pun intended) and would only add that the picture was never intended to have "journalistic punch". Unfortunately all craft like this tend to discharge pollutants and whilst I am concerned about that, I was simply trying to create a colourful picture.

Thanks for looking

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