A Green Portal


Splash the Color- Color splash is a technique to emphasize details- you remove all color from a photo, and then restore original color to a single object, e.g. a green apple on a table. Think of the Girl in the red dress from Schindler’s List.


So I chose this for my first visual assignment because I have seen other people do this effect and have always wanted a reason to try it for myself. I also chose this picture because it looks like something from a fairy-tale: little houses surrounded by a little lake. I wait for the mini gnomes to come outside. Or even a bird to peep out. I also wanted to keep the houses original color and instead accidentally chose the water. However, I was actually very pleased with this for two reasons: the green is actually a reflection of the canopy of trees around the pond, not the water itself, and two, if I only left the original color on the houses then most of the picture would be a melancholy black and white. The green adds the spunk and breaks up the gray. I personally love Miyazaki films and this looks like an image you could find in one of his beautiful movies (with more color of course).

All I really did for this is use an app that selected a color to keep and make the rest of the picture¬† black and white. I also just recently watched Schindler’s List and felt pretty cool creating that famous red coat scene effect with my pond.