I took these pictures when we went to the beach the last week. I had originally posted them here. I had gotten a comment from Julie saying that the picture with Ella hugging Keith would look good in b&w. I hit my head when I read that because I don't know why I didn't think of it before. I was really disappointed with the color of the water to begin with....because it is icky brown. Then Christina posted a tutorial about high key and I thought these might be good photos to do that with since there is not much of a background anyways. It was easy to do the post processing and burn out the background anyways. I just took it a step further and got rid of it all together after turning it b&w.
The colored one was a bit more tricky. I got the effect I was looking for but wish the bottom left corner was a little washed out as well. For some reason that distracts me.
In any case, there are several ways to desaturate a photo. I was curious to know what every ones preference was on how to do that. With my 4mp P&S, my photos are kinda grainy, so depending on how the lighting was determines which way I will desaturate it. Needless to say, I am looking forward to getting my new camera and testing out the photos in Photoshop at that point. (Do I have to mention my new camera in every post I make until it arrives?)
UM, YES! It is literally all I have been thinking about all weekend. I went and bought a memory stick for it today, and yes, did stop and hold it at Best Buy before I left. Unfortunately they did not have it plugged in so I couldn't play with the controls. I just held it. And looked at it. Then wiped the drool off of it. :0)
Sorry, just bare with me......