there are some subsets of photography that for various reasons some people just don't care for. For some, the mention of the letters HDR makes some run screaming. Some are unmoved by architectural photos. I usually offer up the warning that I don't like sunset photos. For some, it's pet photos. I think more often than not, the reason people don't like one of these sub-disciplines is because they've seen too many bad examples. My problem with selective color is that I'm not sure when or why to select it as a processing option. Often, it's use is just too heavy-handed and the results are too cloying. But I'm aware that any style of photography can be valid so I keep trying. I had a shot recently that I shot multiple exposures and had planned to an HDR processing. I just couldn't get it to where I wanted it. In color, it just always seemed oversaturated. I tried it monochrome and it seemed too flat. Maybe in retrospect, the composition is a failure. Feel free to offer constructive criticism on this effort (I'm still unsure about it, but I think it's a fail), but also feel free to explain what you think of selective color and how do you decide when it's appropriate. What subjects work and what are your techniques? View attachment 181425 La Mexicana by Lukinosity, on Flickr I look forward to a lively discussion......and feel free to share some of your shots, too.