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    Tree tones... not sure about this..?!

    I'm playing around with B&W in LR3, trying some things which Martin Evening talks about in his Lightroom Book...
    This uses some extreme settings:
    Tint at -150
    and in the colour mix:
    Green and Yellow both set at +100 (to lighten leaves)
    Aqua and Blue both at -100 (to darken the dark sky)
    Split toning (which I quite like!)

    I've posted similiar before, but without having followed Martin Evening's steps. In particular, I didn't set Tint at -150 before.
    Not sure what I think about this, one time I'll look and like it, then I'll think it's really quite naff..! What do others think?

    Tree tones... not sure about this..?!
    This is 1280 x 848
    Full res image can be seen here:http://iancds.smugmug.com/Other/Gall...#!i=1577644016

    There's also something like a posterization effect, particularly at areas of high contrast. Some of this, as Dave has pointed out previously, is due to CAs, but - I think - not all of it. Is it partly an inevitable by-product of taking the colour mix to those extremes? Anyone know what happens / causes it?
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    Re: Tree tones... not sure about this..?!

    Very nice...looks like an infered image.

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    Re: Tree tones... not sure about this..?!

    Looks good.

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    Re: Tree tones... not sure about this..?!

    Ian,
    interesting effect. Not sure to be honest what I think. My first thoughts were it wasn't for me. Then I looked at it again 'large' view and it's started to grow on me. Now I'm confused to what side of the fence I stand, so you certainly have got me thinking. Would be interested to see more, so I can make my mind up. Thanks for sharing.

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    Yes, it certainly looks like an Infrared shot. And with plenty of clarity.

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    Re: Tree tones... not sure about this..?!

    Thanks folks.... three more examples
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    Re: Tree tones... not sure about this..?!

    #1 & #2 look great #3 seems a bit flat to me #2 my favourite

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    Re: Tree tones... not sure about this..?!

    Ian - I like your second post. The tree against the sky and colors are great for me. 1& 3 I like.

    For me, Where they lose it a little bit is at the base of the trees and the ground. take for example the first shot - the tree contrasts against the sky beautifully but once it hits the ground it gets lost amongst the other shadows and highlights.

    I think if you could try getting more tree and less ground, the effect would have an even greater impact.

    Well done nonetheless

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    Re: Tree tones... not sure about this..?!

    I really like #1!! It's unique, something different!!

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    Re: Tree tones... not sure about this..?!

    I am with Peter. Second posts #1 and #2 are great. Post #2 is my pick of the litter. But they are all good. Certainly got me to thinking about some avenues to pursue and some things to try, Thank you for that!
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    Re: Tree tones... not sure about this..?!

    Hi Ian,
    Ok you have won me over. As I said in an earlier post I wasn't too sure about this type of effect, now with the additional post I do like them, 1 & 2 are in my opinion the best. Well done.

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