Colorless Masterpiece

Splash of Color: 3.5 Stars

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.

You can do this in a number of ways with photo editing software or using mobile apps. The answer lies in the Google.

“Splash of Color.” ds106 Assignment Bank, assignments.ds106.us/assignments/splash-of-color/.

For my third assignment I wanted to pick an assignment that had more meaning to me than anything that I have completed so far for this course. So I chose the Splash of Color assignment. This was chosen because as soon as I read the assignment I knew exactly what picture I wanted to use. I chose to use a picture of my boyfriend’s “Drive Safely In Memory of” sign. My boyfriend passed away in the early morning of August 11, 2018. And recently my family, a few of his friends, and I decided to put the “Drive Safely” sign up as a reminder to those how see it that at twenty years old you are NOT invincible. We wanted “his” roadside and his sign to serve as a reminder to the young and old in our community that tragedies happen when you least expect them to. This photo means the world to me and I hope for those who see it that it reminds them that they are not invincible. Even when it is not in the context of driving. I thought this picture would be a great representation and a great way to honor my late boyfriend. This picture is also a great representation of how quickly things can change in life. This picture is truly humbling when you realize that this was a man who had just turned 20, he never even made it to the big 21. I hope this picture makes people realize that you are worth the world to someone, so you need to take care of yourself.

Steps:

  1. I found the picture I wanted to use
  2. Then I downloaded a photo editor app on my phone- ColorFX
  3. I played around with the color settings until I got the perfect picture- I wanted to only have the flowers be the original color and everything else to be black and white
  4. Then tried a few filters and played around with the other color settings (brightness, contrast, and saturation)
  5. I also had to crop some of the photo as the app uses a watermark unless you pay for premium (see the top left corner)
  6. Then I uploaded the picture to my laptop
  7. Then I embedded the photo using the WordPress Plugin

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