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Challenge: Bicycles (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: California
Date: Apr 6, 2007
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Snapshot, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Apr 7, 2007

Holy Cow! What a surprise!

I wasn’t expecting this one to do so well.

:)

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This is a simple de-saturation.

In your editing program, you should be able to achieve this by simply dropping the saturation levels on the colors you want to eliminate. (It's a pretty simple over-all color adjustment).

On this shot, I increased the Red and Magenta slightly and I dropped the Yellow Green Cyan and Blue down to a zero saturation.

I had to de-saturate the image with this same step a second time to remove the color completely.

There is a tutorial by “Miller” available in the “Learn” dropdown, under “How’d They Do That”
Miller's De-Saturation Tutorial

Here is a similar edit used by David Sidwell. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/86/120/17951.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/86/120/17951.jpg', '/') + 1) . '(Which was also my inspiration for using the technique).
(Thanks David)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 174
Avg (all users): 6.9725
Avg (commenters): 7.9143
Avg (participants): 6.4746
Avg (non-participants): 7.1572
Views since voting: 8328
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 218
Comments: 66
Favorites: 25 (view)


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12/09/2007 06:46:07 PM
Your photographjy and processing jusy oozes from the page, as this is just brillant.....
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05/01/2007 05:42:43 PM
Hey Gringo, I totally missed that you ribboned in this challenge! congrats on the blue! Wonderful shot.
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04/21/2007 10:56:58 AM
Yay, Congrats on your blue! You've been long overdue for another ribbon. :) This is lovely.
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04/20/2007 07:35:22 PM
Nice finish. One of my favs of the challenge.
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04/20/2007 03:24:46 PM
Nice finish Gringo. Your work is always outstanding.
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04/19/2007 10:10:13 PM
Beautiful is the word !! Love the classy look, Congrats.
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04/19/2007 05:50:52 PM
Congratulations! This was my favorite shot of the challenge!
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04/19/2007 12:24:27 PM
Nice selective saturation! Obviously a winner...as chosen! :)
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04/19/2007 08:10:31 AM
Nicely done, a well earned ribbon.
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04/19/2007 02:58:01 AM
great. congratz on your ribbon ... maybe more sharpness would pop the details out. anyways ... great photo
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04/19/2007 12:20:22 AM
Congrats on your blue!!!! I'm thrilled for you!
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04/18/2007 07:34:33 PM
Very well deserved blue! Congrats.
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04/18/2007 05:48:28 PM
Congrats! Going into favs.
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04/18/2007 05:10:55 PM
Congratulations on the Blue with this wonderful bike shot! Fantastic work presenting this wonderful composition!!
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04/18/2007 01:30:36 PM
Congrats! Very nice photo.
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04/18/2007 10:18:16 AM
Very striking...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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04/18/2007 10:16:43 AM
A 10 in my book! My favorite in this challenge. Congratulations!
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04/18/2007 10:15:27 AM
A very well deserve ribbon, very well done,
Regards,
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04/18/2007 08:39:56 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. Sometimes simple works best, and in this case that is true. So, how do you feel about this shot? Its a bit different from your time studies. I think it was the use of red that really made this shot stand out.
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04/18/2007 05:24:27 AM
Some point-and-shoot cameras can do this effect in the camera, but here this is probably not the case
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04/18/2007 05:14:11 AM
Originally posted by awelsh:

Hmm, how did you preserve red color and remain within basic editing guidelines? Just curious.


I agree, I'd love to know how to do this with basic editing rules. I've tried before but never been able to do it. Can you explain please?
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04/18/2007 03:34:24 AM
Congrats on the Blue, Gringo! You continue to be an inspiration...
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04/18/2007 01:10:44 AM
GRINGO!! schweet shot, congrats.
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04/18/2007 12:54:07 AM
Great job and addition to an impressive portfolio. Keep 'em coming.
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04/18/2007 12:26:33 AM
look at you!!! i'm so happy to see you win another ribbon :) well done, hon! *big big hugs* :)
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04/18/2007 12:14:48 AM
Congratulation, so well deserved, this was my favorite and I'm happy
that you won!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2007 10:40:26 PM
nice idea. feels like it would have been better if it was all black and white.
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04/17/2007 04:42:27 PM
Good use of selective desaturation, it works very well in this photo. Good composition, very nice how the flowers match the red of the bike. Well done.
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04/17/2007 03:30:01 PM
Love the colors. Great Job. 9
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04/17/2007 01:13:27 PM
Lovely.
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04/17/2007 10:37:42 AM
Nicely done... hard to believe it's just basic editing. If so, then I give it a 9. ETA: As a newbie, I guess I just learned something about desaturation - thanks!

Message edited by author 2007-04-18 07:16:20.
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04/17/2007 08:31:57 AM
Beautiful image and great use of selective desaturation.
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04/17/2007 08:20:28 AM
Very nice. Good shot and edit
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04/16/2007 09:18:23 PM
The selective destat works very well here.
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04/16/2007 01:24:16 PM
good work on the desaturation. works great for this shot.
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04/16/2007 01:13:55 PM
Usually I do not like when only one color is preserved in a black 'n' white shot, but this one works well. Nicely done.
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04/16/2007 11:28:26 AM
I love the little pop of color to the bicycle. Overall, nicely done.
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04/15/2007 03:33:40 PM
i dont really like the selective desaturation, but the photo is not bad
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04/15/2007 01:58:57 PM
Normally not a fan of selective dessaturation but it really works here. I love the clarity of this photo and the composition. 10 from me
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04/15/2007 11:01:01 AM
Very nice selective desat! Nice tone to the b&w. I like the composition, reflections, and the textures. 10
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04/14/2007 04:17:12 PM
I like the way you did the Desat.
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04/14/2007 02:53:38 PM
Sweet and soft (not out of focus, just has a soft feel to it.)
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04/14/2007 06:44:11 AM
Selective desat is perfect here. This is my favorite so far. 9
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04/14/2007 01:50:45 AM
This is wonderful, composition is great. 10
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04/14/2007 12:13:39 AM
Fantastic use of basic-legal selective desat!
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04/13/2007 04:37:25 PM
Nice composition and red highlight. Maybe off alignment a bit.
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04/13/2007 03:42:12 PM
Great job with the color.
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04/13/2007 08:35:10 AM
just beautiful ... great to get that effect in a basic edit ... love the composition and of course the colouring ... the brickwork is an excellent contrast with the bike ... =8
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04/13/2007 05:24:45 AM
Lovely shot. Very effective colours and nice extra with the roses ( or what ever flower they are..)Well done! 9
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04/12/2007 06:25:55 PM
looks like more than just basic editing here.
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04/12/2007 11:13:07 AM
beautiful! great composition and subject. nice effect with the red bike and flowers. great shot.
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04/12/2007 09:58:31 AM
awesome cutout!!!!! beautiful shot and I love love love the red! thats a 10!!!
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04/12/2007 09:09:08 AM
very well done ... selective desat really works here!
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04/11/2007 10:44:29 PM
Great desat, very nice shot.

Super background and wonderful red color.
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04/11/2007 07:43:16 PM
Surprise to see this in a basic challenge... but if you don't get knock... Id say its beautiful...
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04/11/2007 06:31:31 PM
i love the desaturation and leaving only the reds. i hope this will ribbon. 10
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04/11/2007 05:15:52 PM
Classic and very nice
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04/11/2007 05:10:59 PM
Great picture! My favorite!
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04/11/2007 01:38:17 PM
lovely. great composition, and the red being the only color really works for this.
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04/11/2007 12:00:33 PM
i like the fact6 that the bike stands out
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04/11/2007 11:26:17 AM
hmm i like the color of the bike up against the bblack and white building nice job
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04/11/2007 11:18:32 AM
I love this image. Great color choice! Love the building and angle. Amazing overall composition.10
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04/11/2007 11:17:09 AM
Hmm, how did you preserve red color and remain within basic editing guidelines? Just curious.

[ edit ] Thanks for the tute. Looks like I was in the minority as far as not having a clue :)

Message edited by author 2007-04-18 08:57:26.
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04/11/2007 09:17:10 AM
This is EXACTLY what I pictured in my mind but didn't have the bike or local to take. I hopw this does VERY well...nice image 7
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04/11/2007 05:21:05 AM
good contrast
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04/11/2007 12:40:40 AM
Love the desat work on this. The monochromatic textures punctuate the statement of the red. Very nice!
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