Split-Toning


Crimson ShineI 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.

Crimson Shine
A photograph of a tulip taken at Merriments Gardens in East Sussex, processed in B&W with Crimson Split Toning

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

Crimson Shine
A photograph of a tulip taken at Merriments Gardens in East Sussex, processed in B&W with Crimson Split Toning

 

And then I thought about a gold looking tulip… so again I just played around with the colours in the split-toning panel

Crimson Shine
A photograph of a tulip taken at Merriments Gardens in East Sussex, processed in B&W with Crimson Split Toning

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.

 

 

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Written by Bren (Ryan-Photography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Ryan Photography which showcases the places they've visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

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