Nature’s Color Accent Mode

December 12, 2008 at 8:00 am 3 comments

A couple of my friends have nifty Color Accent Modes on their cameras. It allows them to create stunning black and white shots with just one color showing up. Tony has used it with his Mount Roger’s photos and Chriggy‘s camera made use of the feature at a recent wedding:

The Kiss (Photo by Chriggy1)

My camera doesn’t have a Color Accent Mode, but nature gave me a surprise substitute. At Merchant’s Millpond State Park last weekend, the bark of the Bald Cypress Trees and the Spanish Moss were both shades of gray. That meant whenever the autumn leaves or green algae snuck into the shot, they really stood out.

Yellow Leaves!

I’m still more fond of the creations from Chriggy’s and Tony’s cameras better… but I’ll take what I can get!

More pictures of Merchant’s Millpond State Park are available on my Flickr account.

Entry filed under: North Carolina, Photography.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Aaron  |  December 12, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Pink eyes, ears and lips. Nice accent. 😛

  • 2. geekhiker  |  December 14, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    When I was in film school I remember one of the instructors showing us a film he had made. It was some strange experimental thing, but I’ll never forget the shot he had done on San Francisco bay, tracking past a freighter in black and white. When his boat emerged from the freighter’s shadow, the red part of the hull shone brightly, and only then did you realize the whole shot had been in color.

    Been wanting to do the same thing ever since, but haven’t accomplished it. Nice shot. 🙂


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