Partial Color

Blue versus Red Umbrellas
Blue versus Red Umbrellas
Taking Over
Taking Over

In the busy streets of New York City, the yellow taxi cabs are taking over.

The Red Tables
The Red Tables

For this photo, I used the Partial Color technique to keep the tables red, and what was on them in color, leaving the rest of the photo black and white. This highlights the bold red of the tables wonderfully.

Blue and Red Umbrellas
Blue and Red Umbrellas
Red Bench
Red Bench

Utilizing the technique of Partial Color, the boldly-colored Red Bench stands out even more when against a black and white background. Simple, yet elegant, this image exhibits a duality of assertiveness, but at the same time, tranquility.

Four Roses (Horizontal)
Four Roses (Horizontal)

For this image, the original photo was of the pink rose in the bottom left. Though very dark already, I further blacked out the background. Then I changed the color of the same rose to purple, orange, and colorless (black & white). Then I put all four images together, separated by a solid white line.

Boats and a Church
Boats and a Church
Black, White, and Blue
Black, White, and Blue
DSC_0042 edit 2.JPG
DSC_0042 edit 2.JPG
Simply Purple
Simply Purple
The Little Red Scooter
The Little Red Scooter

One of my favorite tricks to use on photos is Partial Color, singling out either one or a few colors and leaving the rest of the photo in black and white. This draws attention to what is in color and makes those areas all the more vibrant by contrast.