Just after Christmas we decided to go to Teston, you know the usual thoughts enter your mind, must get some exercise after spending a few days trying and thoroughly enjoying every mouthful of all those chocolates and goodies you buy for Christmas. Anyway, off we set, me, him, two cameras, new lens and two dogs.
Now believe me I can tell you taking the dogs was NOT a good idea, especially as the park was nothing but a mud bath and the grass was so sodden to walk on, it felt as if you were walking in a swamp… Even though it was not pleasurable to walk around yes those two mischievous dogs thoroughly enjoyed themselves.. I don’t know what it is about these two retrievers we have, but I am sure they want to be chocolate coloured… cos they are forever coming in covered in mud and looking pleased with themselves.
Well as you can imagine, it was like a swamp there, with all the rain we have had over the past few months… The river walk was closed due to flooding and the dogs were again covered in thick mud… my poor car.
Anyway our trip wasn’t that successful but I did manage to take a couple of shots of Teston Bridge, whilst holding on frantically to the dogs.
I do have a passion about Monochrome photos, yes we all want more colours and more pixels and what do we do? Turn those shots into black and white..
Anyway as you can see on right, the picture I was going to use was just plain back and white.. but I thought no, learn something new.. learn about split toning… don’t ask me how I managed to do it, because I can’t remember for the life of me, but one thing I have learnt, with Lightroom 4, is that whatever you do, can easily be undone and you can reset at any time and start all over again. And my most favourite feature of Lightroom 4 is that it is non-destructive…
So for today’s picture I am using the Split Toned one, however you can see the full black and white image should you wish.