Spot Color in a Grayscale Image

Leica M6 Camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M lens with Kodak Ektachrome 100 Extra Color film Leica M6 Camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M Aspherical lens with Kodak Ektachrome 100 Extra Color film

Here’s a relatively straightforward portrait of a young lad in Laos. He was a lovely kid with a very pleasant disposition. I very much enjoyed the interaction that the minute or so of photography time provided. And, of course, the photograph has allowed me to preserve the memory of that interaction for years to come.

After the original color transparency was scanned I employed Adobe Camera RAW to de-saturate all the colors, except for blue. Acutally I’m unsure what this technique is called, so for now I’II refer to it as Spot Color in a Grayscale Image.

To complete the process I made a few extra modifications in Adobe Photoshop CS3 to add a luminous quality to the image.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography
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