Turning the corner

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© Andrea Petersen

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting, get understanding....Proverbs 4:7
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Things look monochrome

Except the gold bus turning

On a corner of the road,

Driving students home,

With books to unload

After a day of learning!

Their principal is demanding,

Wisdom and understanding.

Poetry by me, AJP

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I got inspired from John Linton's site and decided to make the school bus the primary color in a scene otherwise converted into black and white. Please read his interesting photo essay on selective color in the link below the text box.

I did it the lazy way since I don't have picnik software, I converted one picture into monochrome, placed it over the colored version and then erased around the bus to bring the gold color out. My method is probably not the best and perhaps should have turned the corner to get wisdom and understanding:)

Just as we drove past the school bus I saw where the driver had dropped off a little girl with her books and her Mom was waiting for her with a beautiful smile on her face in front of their house....I just wished I had reacted quickly enough to capture that sweet moment in time with my camera....Fast fleeting moments are really fun to capture sometimes.

21 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (6 Mar 2011):

    It makes a great image. It looks like a sepia tone out of the 40s or 50s. Good work

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (6 Mar 2011):

    looks fantastic

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (6 Mar 2011):

    I love this.. very effective and well done!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (6 Mar 2011):

    Hi Andrea, love the idea and how you picked just the right picture to do it with.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Mar 2011):

    Excellent use of selective color.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (6 Mar 2011):

    Love this!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (6 Mar 2011):

    great entry Andrea

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (6 Mar 2011):

    Very nice processing, Andrea!!

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (6 Mar 2011):

    Cool ..looks nice

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (7 Mar 2011):

    I really like what you did here, Andy.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (7 Mar 2011):

    Wonderful work on this photo! I know just what you mean about missing some of those 'in the moment' shots, but at least you had the pleasure of seeing it!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (7 Mar 2011):

    WOW, you have big buses over there - :) This is a great selective colouring image Andrea!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (7 Mar 2011):

    Nicely done!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (8 Mar 2011):

    Awesome!!! great work

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (9 Mar 2011):

    i love this!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (12 Mar 2011):

    I love this Andrea!!! Awesome use of selective color and I am a huge fan of sephia!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (12 Mar 2011):

    Wonderful processing, Andrea. Excellent entry.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (12 Mar 2011):

    very creative, Andrea!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    Excellent work, Andrea! A great shot, very creative!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia said (15 Mar 2011):

    great shot!!

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