Slices of Life: The Blog of Urbin Photography

Observations by Photographer Mark Urbin

Columns of Light and Shadow

The light and shadows just called for Black & White.

Columns and Light

This section of side walk is near the waterfront of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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July 1, 2009 Posted by | Black and White, Photography, Travel, Urbin Photography | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

More post production work.

Here is another selective colorization photo.

Colorized American Flag

A nice way to touch up Black & White photographs and fairly easy to do. 

February 4, 2009 Posted by | Black and White, New England, Photography, Urbin Photography | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Selective Colorization using GIMP

Photoshop can be a tad expensive, so a lot of photographers turn to GIMP, an open source digital image editor with many of the same features.

A common trick of digital editing is Selective Colorization.  That is where you have a single color in an otherwise black and white photo.  Here is a straightforward tutorial on how to do that in GIMP

Here is an example.  Note the red on the belt.

Selective Colorization example

Here is another example and two more.

January 29, 2009 Posted by | Black and White, How To, Martial Arts, People, Photography | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ahwahnee Main Hall

Ahwahnee Main Hall, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

One of my favorite places in Yosemite Valley. There is an old world elegance to the Ahwahnee Hotel.

This photograph is in my book Yosemite: A State of Mind.

July 15, 2008 Posted by | Black and White, Yosemite | , , , | Leave a comment