October 8, 2013

Split Toning Experiment

I followed Scott Kelby's instructions for split toning an image in Adobe Camera Raw and came up with this version of a photo that I took at the arboretum in Boyce. It's interesting but not an effect that I plan to use very much. I don't think I ever used it in a conventional darkroom, although I took three semesters of B&W darkroom at NOVA.  (We did some toning with one tint and that involved somewhat toxic chemicals, so perhaps there were health considerations.)

Now you use software to convert an image to grayscale and then modify the highlights to one tint and the shadows to a different tint. Looks quaint, doesn't it?

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  1. it certainly looks a charming image

  2. A lovely image that doesn't need the treatment

  3. I agree with TexWisGirl. It has kind of a spooky or eerie quality about it. Pretty cool!

  4. Fantastic...I can't imagine dealing with a 'raw' shot just yet. One day!

  5. I love this one Linda :-) Very nice of tonality!

    Warm greetings from the Netherlands,


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