Week 48 - Creative: Split Tones


"Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones." - Paul Cezanne

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Black and White November is over and color will once again feature prominently in my December pictures — after today, that is! This week’s #dogwood52 prompt is actually a great transition from the previous thirty monochromatic images to the final thirty full color photos in this year’s #Project365.

Split Toning is an effect which has its origins in film. It involves tinting the highlights in an image one color and the shadows another color. For best results, photographers often start with a black and white image and use opposite colors for each, such as yellow and blue, green and magenta, etc. for the highlights and shadows.

This was a new process for me. I used yellow for the faded hydrangea petals and blue for the shadows in the snow. I like how this effect illustrates the brilliance of a sunny winter day. #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek48