{travel tuesday} — selective colour in a black and white world

18 Sep

that’s me.  and last night, i dreamt about that hat… hA – i’m not even kidding. I MISS THAT HAT!  seriously, strangers would stop me on the street and compliment me on that hat!

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new york city is known for being photographed in black and white. and with just cause.  black and white images say “classic” to me – timeless, ageless. and new york is all of those things.  and i found myself shooting in black and white a lot when i first moved there… i’d say for my first year or so i would find myself editing my images and i’d end up converting most of them into black and white, simply because colour seemed to distracting — there is SO MUCH TO LOOK AT!

it wasn’t until my 2nd year when i think i noticed i started seeing things a little differently. i’d cruise the same streets, and it was almost as if i had black and white glasses on – but suddenly certain colours seemed to “pop” more…

as i was looking through images for my “travel tuesday” post today, i found these images i had used selective colour with.  and i just love it.

sometimes, even in a black and white world – something STANDS OUT and catches your eye.  i’d like to think i’m that kind of person…

i’m a splash of colour in a black and white world 🙂

me again, with a splash of orange.

a photo-bomber… he was doing it before photobombing was cool… 😉

i always joked {but was also serious} that no man could ever get away without bringing flowers to his girl – you could buy them anywhere at ANY TIME on any street.  for cheap.

yellow cab, gyspy cab, dollar cab, hollah back…

i have to be honest… i use lightroom to process my images, and at this time i had just started using it and i had downloaded a bunch of actions which allowed me to single out colour like this — and it completely changed the way i started shooting and capturing images.

yellow!

green!

red!

pink!

orange!

and i LOVE LOVE LOVE this image!  i remember this entire moment, not just this image.  i can almost feel the crisp fall air on my cheeks and hear the hustle of the city over my headphones… watching this man button up his lady’s jacket before they hailed a cab and took off… he kissed her forehead just after this and took her hand, it was so classically romantic…

i miss the living daylights out of that city!

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8 Responses to “{travel tuesday} — selective colour in a black and white world”

  1. mylifeisthebestlife September 18, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    I’m a sucker for red (red EVERYTHING) but that orange picture totally touched me. You have such an amazing knack for capturing a moment.
    And as always, pictures that have YOU in them make me happy!

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    • cooking with audrey September 18, 2012 at 11:51 am #

      hehehe, i’m glad you appreciate it as i do. there really was a moment there, and i can feel it all over again when i look at that picture 🙂
      hehe, funny how most pics of me are a reflection LOL

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  2. anthony0358 September 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    NYC misses you sooo much, oh and me too! hanging out with you caused me to walk slower and take in some simple beautiful things around town that I may not have noticed if I had not met you. And that Yellow was from Union Square on 14th Street.

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    • cooking with audrey September 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

      awww, anthony. you taught me so much about that great city. every friend date with you was the BEST! i look forward to seeing you again very soon! and you are right, USQ was one of my favourite hangout spots!

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  3. ctotir September 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Nice concept!! Love it.

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  4. imagesbytdashfield September 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Very cool shots! I love using SC sometimes.

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    • cooking with audrey September 19, 2012 at 10:28 am #

      thanks so much! it can be fun… i definitely went though a phase for a while there 😉

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