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Twilight 'firthscape'

By M_andrea
This is photo of the Firth of Lorne (Scotland west coast) right after sunset.. I wanted to capture the special low light conditions, but I found out that with digital cameras is very difficult! Sad

I loved taking pictures at this time of the day with films such as kodak portra 160 VC or kodak ultra color 100, the colors were just incredible with those over-saturated blues and magentas and I didn't have to worry about white balance, just metering right and that was it!

So when I saw my dull raw photos from that session I was extremely disappointed!! I didn't even know where to start during the processing/editing stage, couldn't even get a white balance that works!
I ended up spending the last couples of days working in Lightroom on 4/5 pictures, but it finally paid off when I discovered this amazing split-toning tool! Grin

So here it is my first split toning image!!! Wink

Tags: Scotland Landscape and travel Split toning

Voters: fazzer, Niknut, Jasper87 and 13 more

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fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2012 8:21PM
beautiful the tones

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Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2012 8:25PM
Oooooo....superb !!!!....wonderful aura in this beauty !!!
M_andrea 6 3 Scotland
21 Apr 2012 8:31PM
Thanks Jeremy and Keith for your positive comments! Grin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
21 Apr 2012 8:33PM
Not sure I've used 'split-toning' but if it produces images like this I shall have to investigate further. The colour on this is superb with some excellent receding planes. A very good image Myriam.
M_andrea 6 3 Scotland
21 Apr 2012 8:40PM
Thank you Dave! Smile
I had never used it before either, but in this case I tried all of the other tools in Lightroom and none worked for me.. So I applied split toning and the result was amazing.. it came very close to what I had in mind when I was taking those pictures Grin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Apr 2012 9:38PM
I too have never heard of the processing you mention but your image is a fine tribute to both your photographic and processing skills.
Superb low light capture.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2012 10:04PM
Nice tonal range.
21 Apr 2012 11:34PM
This is a superb shot Myriam. Well done. I love it
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 10:25AM
Terrific Myriam, well worth all that effort
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 10:55PM
Sen a article in digital Photo mag on split toning.I love the effect if you get colours right.
It certainly works a treat here.
There's a kind of understatement about this image if that makes sense to anybody.
wkennan 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 5:05PM
Spit-toning certainly worked! A beautiful image - the light and colours and composition. Wendy Grin
alfpics Plus
16 362 2 England
20 Oct 2012 12:53PM
Love the toning on this!

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