"I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream."
Quels yeux bleus tout grand ouvert avec la bonne glace, quel charmant portrait toute étonnée.
13 Dec 2011 5:22am
13 Dec 2011 7:53am
wow ! what a wonderful shot
13 Dec 2011 8:02am
@Shaahin Bahremand: thanks
Clever selective desaturation revealing the gravity and intensity of her stare. She's a little girl but her eyes are truly impressive. Your daughter ?
13 Dec 2011 8:34am
@Florence: thank you - and yes she is my little girl
a fine, delicate portrait, wish it was all BW, greetings
13 Dec 2011 8:41am
Not sure Jules .........lovely portrait ....love her eyes........but selective colour ?! Sorry ! :-)
13 Dec 2011 9:01am
@Nigel: appreciate your comments Nige - in my opinion her eyes were lost in b&w
extraordinaire regard !!
belle selective color !!!
13 Dec 2011 9:06am
Interesting selective colour, superb focus in this shot in order to use this technique, although because of this we seem to loose her while the technical side of the image takes over. Sorry just my impression.
13 Dec 2011 9:08am
@Doug: thanks for your feedback as explained to Curly this was intended
Joli portrait ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
13 Dec 2011 9:11am
Superb.. 5*.. excellent selective colouring..
13 Dec 2011 9:15am
Wouhaaaaaaaaaaa wouhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Trop belle ta photo!!! j'adore 5*****
13 Dec 2011 10:06am
Wonderful portrait !
13 Dec 2011 10:10am
13 Dec 2011 10:16am
13 Dec 2011 11:08am
Very nice photo!
13 Dec 2011 11:32am
wow.. her eyes are mesmerizing . great portrait
13 Dec 2011 11:41am
@Mariana M.: thanks
13 Dec 2011 12:38pm
Sorry Jules, selective colouring of the eyes is clichéd and overdone, the blue takes all of the attention. Yet there is so much more to see in this picture, if only my brain would allow me to see it, the perceptions are now larger than the reality.
I think I might have preferred to see this in straight forward colour, or even cross processed E6 to C41.
13 Dec 2011 1:26pm
@Curly: I totally agree that selective colouring of the eyes (and in general) has been done so many times before and in the majority of cases has indeed become very boring & clichéd; I certainly have no intentions of trying to be original here. I am learning new skills and developing my understanding of various techniques and I make no apologies for trying to replicate any photographic styles.
You comment that "the blue takes all your attention" and to that end I believe I have then succeeded in this image - As the title suggests these are my memories of a summer and one such memory was watching the eyes light up as she tasted her first ice cream; therefore in producing this picture my sole aim was to draw the attention to her eyes. You may "want to see more" in this picture but that was not my memory and therefore to me, this is irrelevant. Thanks for your comments and feedback though.
it's so real and natural...
if I were you, since eyes are the first things in a photo that human brain order to look at them I won't risk to make them colorful but You did it and I like it maybe I have to change my idea somehow...
by the way she is so lovely and beautiful ...
13 Dec 2011 3:38pm
Amazing eyes! and charming image. It is always a great show to see them eating an ice cream. Great capture
13 Dec 2011 3:42pm
@Francisco Romero: thanks
beauiful shot... very strong and atractive image
13 Dec 2011 7:54pm
Oh wow!!! I love love love the use of selective coloring here. This is a stunning portrait
13 Dec 2011 7:55pm
@Anina Botes: thanks
13 Dec 2011 8:28pm
@Amir Goharshahi ( Ma$ter Pics ): thanks
Incredible idea and an interesting result. I understand you (Curly answer).:-)
13 Dec 2011 10:04pm
@Tomek: thank you Tomek
13 Dec 2011 10:12pm
great photo and processing, you played off a striking feature of this child very well, simply beautiful
14 Dec 2011 2:45am
A great shot and very expressive.
14 Dec 2011 11:50am
@Reinald Van De Walle: thanks
wow, this is breath-taking! what wonderful memories to take with you from last summer ...
(i have no experience whatsoever with this technique, but i find most results intriguing ... curly may be right in talking about clichés and such, but still - this is a very beautiful piece of work!!!)
14 Dec 2011 12:43pm
@franz: thanks Franz
Magnificent blue sapphire like eyes in a sweet little face, very cute portrait. She is a gem !
15 Dec 2011 9:33am
21 Dec 2011 9:32pm
The selective color makes the eyes become striking and unreal in the good sense of the term, and the B and W is superb.
Plus the bokeh with its excellent light.
9 May 2013 12:52pm
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