Well this is kind of fun. After I decided to try the selective color thing in Silver Efex Pro 2, I needed to find an image to work on. One with some red in it. So what popped into my head immediately was the Ugly Anne, a fishing boat that has been one of my favorite subjects since we first saw it about 15 years ago. It’s always been bright red. And unless it’s out on a fishing excursion, you can always find it in the harbor at Perkins Cove.
Anyway, this was the result. Not bad, I guess, but I don’t think I’ll ever be a big fan of “selective color”. It certainly draws your attention to the boat, but the next thing that pops into your head (mine, anyway) is that there’s only one color. Everything else is a shade of gray. It’s like you couldn’t make up your mind to process the thing in color or in black and white. So you compromised. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
Still, it’s a nice tool.