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Isolating the subject

In Guadalajara there is an artist village area called Tlaquepaque. Here you can find little trinkets for a few pesos or fine antique furnishings priced over 10,000 US dollars. The Sergio Bustamante Gallery is here. Along the main street, which is reserved for foot traffic only, one of his sculptures – La Reflexion –  sits on a pedestal surrounded by vendor stands and trash.

The mask tuning ability in Photoshop CC allows very precise selection down to the pixel level, if you have the patience.  With about 20 minutes work, I was able to get rid of the background and replace it with a simple backdrop that accentuates the art instead of distracting from it.

 

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