Welcome to week 30 in P52.2: FRAMED. In the first three weeks of this month, we took a disciplined approach to tone in composition. We explored the effects of enforcing consistency of tone in our backgrounds and often even our subjects: first bright/high tones, then low/dark tones, then a middle level. The resulting mosaics of our collected photos were remarkable for their cohesiveness and harmony. This week, expect some more variety as we each explore mixing tones in creative ways. I played with tone in post-processing with split toning. The “split” part of the technique introduces a color cast that can be isolated to highlights without affecting the mid-tones or shadows, or vice versa. The result is a cross-processed look or a duotone effect that can give a little extra punch!
Please visit Who We Become which is our year-long collaborative blog project dedicated to composition and artistry. The gallery mosaic is a beautiful way to see all of our images in one place. Please click on the individual images to see a larger version on the artist's website and, in some cases, a series of related images.