Selective coloring has been made popular by Ansel Adams. He knew the human eye is automatically attracted to brighter parts of a photograph. He used this knowledge to put emphasis on certain subjects in his photos. He figured this out in his darkroom where he processed his landscape photos.

In this contest we're going to do a variation of that, but with modern tools of course! You can either take a color photo and turn part of it into grayscale. Or, you can take a grayscale photo and manually colorize part(s) of it.

The end result should be the same. A photo that is in grayscale for at least 50% and uses color to put emphasis on the parts that you consider most important.

Good luck!

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Painted Rose - taken on a Pentax K-3

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Observation Tower Shark Valley Nikon 1/4000 sec f/20 55mm

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An eye taken on a canon rebel t6

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Grandma and Ben building a snowman - Canon Rebel T2i Sigma 18-250

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Blue Jays at the feeder - Canon T2i Sigma 18-250

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Brand new and having a wee temper tantrum - Canon 80D Sigma 18-250

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Camera - Sony A37
Location - Abu Dhabi

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Taken on a canon rebel t6

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Ottawa Police Service Pipe Band - Canon T21 Sigma 18-250

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Neptune Key Wet CanonSI5 PAS

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Camera - Sony A37
Location - Armenia

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kyricom avatarLevel 13
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Blue Sentry - taken on a Pentax K-3

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kyricom avatarLevel 13
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Blue Kitty Teapot - taken on a pentax K-3

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Camera - Sony A37
Location - Armenia

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Taken on a stylo 5 phone camera

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Sao Bento Station in Porto - Portugal
The station walls are adorned with blue azulejo tiles depicting historic and religious scenes.

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Seeing Mt saint Helens was always on my to do list. Finally all grown up I was able to make the trip to go see it. I was so thrilled it was a beautiful sunny day when we go there.

Shot with a Nikon D850 and 18-35mm

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R8 Gordini - Nikon D5100 - f/8, 1/500 sec

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Teecee avatarLevel 12
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Man and his dog - Canon T2i Sigma 18-250

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My grandson Ben and his dog Kaine - Canon T2i 18-55

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Poppies - Canon Rebel T2i - 18-55mm

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Michelob Ultra - Keto friendly - low carb beer that tastes like beer - BRAVO - Canon 80D Sigma 18-250

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Canon T2i Sigma 18-250 Borden Airshow, Borden, ON, Canada

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Lions at the Toronto Zoo looking at their blue ball - Canon T2i Sigma 18-250

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Play Box - Taken on a Pentax K-3

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Another Blue Jay - Taken on a Pentax K-3

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On a blue bike - T2i Sigma 18-250

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