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Photography 101: A pop of Color – Colors can stir emotions within us, tell stories, and transform our images. Today, use one color to add life or drama to your shot.

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Since starting my blog nearly a year and a half ago The Red Cyclist that I posted last June for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts has been my most well-received image. It was of course just one of those lucky moments. I had taken out my iPhone to capture the dramatic sky in English Bay as I was walking the seawall one evening, with the sun’s rays breaking through the clouds and striking the water and distant tankers. Just as I was about to take the photograph a cyclist in a red top appeared in the frame and in a flash was gone.

Timing is everything they say and this was definitely one of those moments. For today’s Photography 101 exercise I thought I would focus on the cyclist and tankers and apply a little post-processing for fun using Photoshop Elements. If you have time compare it with the original and let me know what you think.


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