You wanted me to give you some pointers on this one.
You certainly have a vision for this. And I don't have much help to give you on the technicalpart here or composition in general.
This is where I would make a few adjustments. The reason for this is the composition of you image. You've got a nice mechanicalpart to this image and I can agree with the selective coloring to some extent, but I would not have bothered with the red at all. The reason is simply because the corner is distracting to your composition here. The blue/orange goes very well in this image because they are leadinglines to something that's allready symmetric.
Also adding a weak vignette will help your cause a bit here, because the top corners are a little pale and you might as well use a vignette to strengthen the composition eventhough it's quite clear.
You are a very creative soul and got a vision few have. To be fair the quality of your camera holds you back a little, so there you have a reason to wish for a DSLR for christmas
Hope this was helpful and you agree to the result when you've tried the post-processing
thanks for taking the time man i really apreciate it i have to say tho i really only made minor adjustments with contrast mb a hair in saturation a small sharpen.. no selective color and the red is actually a reflection from the caboos that was next to this engine. i didnt want to mess with the photo that much and go as far as trying to fix that in fear i would take away from the integraty of the image. the drips are the natural color from the grease mixing with moisture as it dripped from the nuts. the vignette is something ive never tried doing yet. still learning ps as well. i do apreciate your input as allways. ive read most of your critiques and i agree with most of what you have to say. thanks again
This is no secret, but people are very caught up in what's real or not. Professional photographers will never add something to an image, but for the sake of perfection they will very often remove something.
And as you know my personal opinion is that you'd be better off without the red. This can be done in photoshop if you add a hue/saturation-filter and select the color red and just desaturate it.
And I totally get if you don't want to, as it's a personal thing to do adjustments like that
point taken. honestly i didnt think of doing it wit the hue sat..i only had clone on my mind lol duh. hue and sat gets a better result and wouldnt effect the rest of the image since there really isnt any more red.. thanks man. i was so focused on not wanting to mess it up cuz i liked it so much..