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Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall marketplace is located near the waterfront in Boston and is a popular destination for tourists. What I didn’t realize is that Faneuil Hall has been a marketplace and meeting hall since 1742 acting as a backdrop for many speeches made by Samuel Adams encouraging independence from Great Britain.

After processing the image in Photoshop I converted it to black and white using Topaz Black & White Effects and then used the selective adjustment brush to bring back some colour.

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Boston, Faneuil Hall, Black & White, red, street photography

37 responses

  1. Len

    I have visited Faneuil Hall often and always make it a stop whenever I visit there. Excellent use of selective color Edith. I hope you went to the North End to get some great Italian food.


    May 6, 2013 at 7:30 am

    • Thank you so much Len. Funny you should mention eating in the West End. My husband kept telling me I must get there for dinner but I had to be back at the hotel for a conference reception. I did end up at Legal Test Kitchen and had an incredible bowl of clam chowder 🙂


      May 6, 2013 at 10:01 am

  2. 1annecasey

    Oooo-WOW!! Crazy-good-amazing-fabulous image!! : )))


    May 6, 2013 at 7:33 am

  3. Most times, I’m not a fan of black and white conversion with one thing in color, but it works well here, bring your attention to the red car vendor and creating a bit of depth to the image. Well done!


    May 6, 2013 at 7:38 am

  4. Love Faneuil Hall, some fond memories there. Love the color treatment on this one Edith.


    May 6, 2013 at 7:50 am

  5. Wow, excellent done, Edith… 🙂


    May 6, 2013 at 8:40 am

  6. Edith, Love your composition and selective coloring. Excellent shot.


    May 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

  7. love love love the selective coloring for this image!!!


    May 6, 2013 at 8:54 am

  8. Wow, what a brilliant shot, Edith. Love the selective coloring.


    May 6, 2013 at 11:24 am

  9. Lovely works!!!!


    May 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm

  10. well composed and the selective colour has worked very well, Edith. Quality shot especially when seen enlarged – that makes such a difference.


    May 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm

  11. That’s great, I have not been there in years, nice to see.


    May 6, 2013 at 5:59 pm

  12. Beautiful processing Edith. Love the selective color.


    May 6, 2013 at 8:11 pm

  13. One of my very favorite places to visit when I’m in Boston.
    Wonderful use of selective color in this, Edith.


    May 7, 2013 at 7:09 am

  14. The selective color on this is perfect Edith, welll done!


    May 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm

  15. Well done Edith, looks great.


    May 7, 2013 at 1:50 pm

  16. Very cool processing Edith.


    May 8, 2013 at 6:34 am

  17. I love selective color when used like this, Edith, you’ve done a simply wonderful job in both the capture and processing of this shot!


    May 9, 2013 at 6:51 pm

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  19. tinemagpayo

    BEAUTIFUL PICTURE!!! Brings me to the place just by looking at it.


    May 14, 2013 at 9:32 pm

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