Hanging on the wall in my bedroom is a gift from a friend from her “Oslo in Winter” series. Eli Reinholdtsen sent me it as a surprise after the fiasco of my missing canvas. I’ve always loved the look and feel of Eli’s images and in particular this series with its moody duo tone processing. Although it wasn’t intentional, this work of her’s has influenced me in my processing of this image I call “Anticipation” where three girls wait for their grandmother to buy some mini donuts at the night market. Last week also happened to be my final online Black and White class with David Nightingale where we learned about this split tone technique.
If you popped by my blog yesterday, you might have noticed I also used this same technique to process my Musquem House Post image but with a different colour choice. I am really excited to explore this as a way of expressing more in my images and at the very least the class has me going back to refine many of my earlier black and white conversions. I can’t say enough about David Nightingale as a photography instructor. He puts out quality products through Chromasia Training and I have no reservations recommending his Black and White course on PPSOP and on Udemy. Today though I’ll let you be the judge of my efforts over the last four weeks as I share my original colour image as well as my black and white conversion below.
What do you think of each of these versions? Do you have a favourite? I know I do