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1950s Look

By dark_lord  
I was preparing an image for my blog on toning using an image that would go well in sepia.
I wanted to see how it would look with just the darker areas toned so I used the Split Toning tool.

However, I hadn't done the mono conversion so ended up split toning a colour image, something I'd not tried, or even thought of before.

This is a result, and it reminded me of the colour in the recently repeated series The Darling buds of May (I never saw it firsttime round, that's one outcome of the Lockdown).

I then created a Look Up Table of the effect so that's something for a future blog.

Many thanks for all your comments and votes on Ready for a Drive.

Tags: Model Hat Barn Girl Farm Redhead Portraits and people

Voters: peterjay80, MadVillPics, woolybill1 and 67 more

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dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1679 England
2 Jul 2020 5:47PM
And your model has a rather nice retro look: she reminds me a bit of a girl called Anita, when I was a Sixth Former. (Back in the Middle Ages...)

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2 Jul 2020 6:26PM
A delightful portrait, love the retro look.SmileSmile
2 Jul 2020 6:31PM
2 Jul 2020 6:35PM
Great shot. Yes VERY 1950s!
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2020 6:51PM
Excellent image, lovely looking lass...
Isabel GrinGrin
manicam 16 44 1 Canada
2 Jul 2020 7:10PM
Another amazing portrait image.

TornadoTys 5 127 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2020 7:40PM
The retro theme works well and the costume is great.
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
2 Jul 2020 8:53PM
It has the slightly faded look of an old photo. Beautiful.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
2 Jul 2020 8:59PM
Inspiring, I was never sure what split toning was all about--- more exploring ahead!
blakeyguin Plus
12 2 10 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2020 9:06PM
Great portrait, I think it's her amazing smile that makes it special. The composition and pose are just perfect.
2 Jul 2020 9:46PM
A beautiful portrait.
jacomes Plus
5 25 12 Portugal
2 Jul 2020 9:54PM
This is the second retro style portrait I've voted on today!
mac Plus
18 7 Scotland
2 Jul 2020 11:36PM
What a smile coupled with a great pose makes it for me.
Alfie_P Plus
13 518 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2020 1:32AM
An excellent split toned colour image and portrait, very Picture Post, Keith ⭐

saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
3 Jul 2020 8:23AM
I reckon you've got it just right, Keith. Very good work indeed.
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
3 Jul 2020 11:21AM
Excellent processing Keith , wonderful portrait
12 Jul 2020 10:14PM
Put this in a pastel green or blue frame and wow ...would love to see that . Love the split toning effect ....good choice of subject Keith
some smile. !!
best regards Walt

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