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Roads and Paths: CB&W

There’s something lovely about photographing a road or path. They can entice you into the photo, making you wonder what’s around the turn or past the focal point. They can be a stage for action and the hustle and bustle of a city, or an invitation to somewhere tranquil and secluded. Plus they can be really useful for framing a shot!

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I’ve got a decent amount of pics that would satisfy this photo challenge (roads and walks), so I decided to limit myself to a few photos that looked fun with selective colorization. You see, I’ve finally updated my laptop (first time in about 18 months–oops!) and at some point during one of the operating system upgrades, Apple upgraded their free photo editing software to include a selective colorization tool. It’s pretty nifty for a free tool, and it’s a heck of a lot easier than using GIMP or Photoshop.

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I am quite pleased with the effect! I think my favorite is the garden path in central park because the pink and blue flower petals add just a slight pop of color along the side of the path.


I say that, but the road with traffic near Lincoln Center is pretty darn cool. And I like the way the dirt sidewalk at Genesee Country Museum and Village came out too–particularly with combination of selective colorization and desaturation.


Hi, I'm Mercedes. I'm a PhD candidate in politics and a trained pastry chef. I'm also an amateur photographer, hobby quilter, and all-around nutty girl living in the Big Apple.

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