Happiness is a Yellow Chair
Texture Tuesday Theme: Happiness
The yellow chair. Don’t you love such gifts of unexpected beauty? A surprising jolt of color on a gray winter day.
Happiness – joy, even – for the small things. The little details.
The first time I discovered this scene, I snapped a shot and moved on. It was cold, with a bitter wind blowing, and in my discomfort, I chose not to explore further.
But then, upon review of my images, I was struck by the simple charm of this setting and how it made me feel. Happy, that someone chose this bright yellow chair to grace this porch. That I had the ability to capture this humble composition and celebrate one of life’s tiny moments.
So, I went back. And looked again.
And was happy I did.
Texture Tuesday Processing
Wanting to highlight the “yellowness” of the chair, I chose to convert the images to black and white, except for the chair itself. I used the same process, detailed below, on each of the images.
- Add Just Cause texture; desaturate. Blend mode = Divide; opacity = 70%
- Convert image to black and white using a Gradient Map adjustment. On the adjustment mask, using black, paint the area of the chair so the color returns
- Increase the saturation of the yellow with a Hue/Saturation adjustment, limiting the change to the chair area with a mask
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