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photoblog image From The Odds Folder 3/9

From The Odds Folder 3/9

 

Lynmouth Re-visited

 

The original of this image was posted here in 2009 and I decided to try something a bit different and had a go at Split Toning having had some guidance from Michael, who is surely the expert.

 

I pulled the single JPG image into Adobe Camera Raw and used the B&W.Conversion and Split Toning tabs to achieve this.  The trouble is I'm not sure if I like it, the number of choices of the two main colour tones are unlimited and I doubt I could achieve an identical result again.

 

I think you will agree that it is somewhat different than the original chocolate box version.

From The Odds Folder 3/9

 

Lynmouth Re-visited

 

The original of this image was posted here in 2009 and I decided to try something a bit different and had a go at Split Toning having had some guidance from Michael, who is surely the expert.

 

I pulled the single JPG image into Adobe Camera Raw and used the B&W.Conversion and Split Toning tabs to achieve this.  The trouble is I'm not sure if I like it, the number of choices of the two main colour tones are unlimited and I doubt I could achieve an identical result again.

 

I think you will agree that it is somewhat different than the original chocolate box version.

comments (22)

I must say I prefer the original, chocalate box or not. This treatment seems to take the spark out of the scene.
Brian Walbey: I must admit to not being over-keen on it myself Graeme.
  • DEBB
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Apr 2011, 01:25
I love it. They are both great, but I do think the treatment you gave it adds something.
Brian Walbey: Thanks, some have said it has a greenish cast and I think they are right in that.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Apr 2011, 05:00
Different...but, not better, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I'm not overkeen myself but it's worth trying different things now and then, Michael is definitely the master at this.
I have played with duotone etc but have seldom got a good result. I quite like this
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. I have a couple more but they are nowhere near Michael's standard.
I like it a lot! Both, for that matter. It is different. If you had not tweaked it like this it would have been just another standard snapshot of this place,not too well composed either,cause you could actually loose most of the lower half of the picture to get a stronger composition. I would like to see much more work of you, tweaked. Give your work your own artistic twist and step out of that standard and boring 'what it is supposed to look like' drive.
Brian Walbey: Yes I could probably lose at least half the river at the bottom, the bridge is rather central. Sadly I can't find this on my PC now so I can't alter it, but I will try this technique again but really Michael is the master at this I feel.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Apr 2011, 08:02
If that green tinge was brown I'd prefer it Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes I agree Chris, sadly I've lost the original so I can't play further with it.
Well its not bad Brian,but a little to green for me , i would of twiddled it a bit more to get rid of the green.Also i think you would of got a better result doing it from a Raw file.Keep going and see what else you can come up with.Mick.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Michael. I have sadly lost the file so can't try the alterations people have suggested. I will play further from time to time, the thing I don't generally do is use RAW, although I know all the magazines say one should, but I don't think, in general, my shots suffer too badly for that, certainly not within my camera club at the moment. Many thanks for your guidance with this technique, it will not be wasted.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 6 Apr 2011, 09:46
An interesting but uncomfortable treatment here Brian. I admire your experimentation.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, this is quite a difficult technique to master.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Apr 2011, 10:14
Definitely prefer this to the original Brian though I think it needs toning down a lot and is too green. It would look better if you made it more subtle - less is more when duo-toning. Have a look at some of Mike's archive as he duotones a lot of his pictures.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid. I have sadly lost the file so can't try and take the green out. I agree Michael is the master at this technique but I will continue to play at this from time to time.
You have made this picture look very dramatic with your treatment Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Stanley but I still prefer the original I think.
I thought this was Staithes in Yorkshire at first, from the thumb. Maybe a subtle sepia version would be interesting as well.
Brian Walbey: Unfortunately I seem to have lost this from my disc so can't play with it further Richard.
It is very different Brian and i do like it but would also like to see it in colour.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Laurette, the link to the colour version is in my narrative for this.
Mmm - interesting treatment, but I, too, prefer the original.
Brian Walbey: I shan't rush to do another one Tom but it is fun messing about sometimes.
  • DEBB
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Apr 2011, 15:15
Its definately greenish. It has quite an eerie feel in a way.
Brian Walbey: I can't find the original of this to play around and take the green out, oh dear!
  • DEBB
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Apr 2011, 16:10
No, I like the green in it. Maybe you can just use another filter to balance it out if you really want to. I use photobrush and it has a set of Kodak filter simulators of various colours. They can be quite handy.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for that tip Debb.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Apr 2011, 17:02
Last August I have been in Lynmouth and I like this town very much - it is a finely composed picture - but neither the former nor the present picture can touch the reality - the gentle colours and the glittering river on a sunny summerday as I experienced - yes, it is probably rather the fun and the joy of technical experimenting what may characterize photoshopping/twiddling! But, sorry, sorry, this picture is offending my eyes and my happy memory.
Brian Walbey: Sorry to have caused pain to your eyes Philine, I like Lynmouth also, indeed I will be there again in July. A secret between the two of us, I'm not too keen on this either, don't tell anyone wink
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 6 Apr 2011, 17:32
They are both great composition Brian...i like your treatment... it gives it an old country feel to it....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Peter.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Apr 2011, 18:02
LOL - I thought we were having a week of normality Brian - interesting duotone and I prefer to choccie box ;o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike, this slipped in by accident, back to normal now, I think!
  • Alan
  • Yorkshire
  • 6 Apr 2011, 18:46
Now I prefer the original but this has a lot going for it, too. It has a lovely aged feel and I'm taken back to the 1960s.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan.
Nice treatment Brian, good to experimentsmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. There is a lot more to this technique than I have managed to achieve at the moment I feel.
I like both but I do like the twiddle, I have a picture of just the cottage on the left hand side on the hill with the thatched roof! smile
Brian Walbey: I shall look out for that cottage as I will be in Lynmouth again in July Linda.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 8 Apr 2011, 22:24
I tried toning in cs3 and gave it up as l could never achieve the results l wanted...way to many options.

Think l prefer the original this time Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes I actually prefer the original Tony but it is fun to mess about some times.

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