I was playing around today with an image I took at Merriments Gardens in East Sussex. As soon as I saw the image I knew I wanted to create a monochrome image of this tulip… I loved the shine on the petals.
Anyway after processing the image I thought about playing around with the Split Toning Panel in Lightroom. Originally the tulip was a red colour so I kept my image to crimson shades.
I love how the split-toning gave a shine to the photograph, so I decided to take it one step further and thought about a purple tulip. So I altered the values of the split-toning to create a purple tulip
And then I thought about a gold looking tulip… so again I just played around with the colours in the split-toning panel
It is surprising how playing around with split-toning can turn a monochrome photograph into a toned colour photo. Below are the values I used for each photograph.