Fun with dual toning

Discussion in 'Alternative Techniques & Photo Gallery' started by terri, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Not exactly an alternative process, but not darkroom, either, so I decided to pop these in here. :)

    I've been wanting to try this for awhile. This is from an older HIE negative of mine. I thought it would make for an interesting subject for this technique because of the sky - but, in the end I think the image is a tad too busy. :blushing: Live & learn!

    Providence Canyon, untoned IR:
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    I first bleached the image briefly; less than a minute. Then into a much diluted sepia bath. After a short wash, I put it into the blue toner (again diluted about 1:4). I was trying to get the sepia into the lighter tones (clouds and rock formations) and the blue into the darker tones.

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    I also tried the process in reverse, just cause I'd read about "interesting effects" to tone first with the non-archival toner (in this case the blue) for an extended period of time, followed by the archival toner. The blue turned out to be a bit heavy-handed, leaching into the clouds, and not as effective.

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    Here is what I originally did with this image - I like to play around with my stuff and see what various things I can do with them, and I think I like this particular image handcolored the best! :lol:
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    Thanks for looking! :)
     
  2. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    When I saw the 2nd image I literally said holy crap :lol: these are awesome Terri!!
     
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    darin3200 TPF Noob!

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    Wow! I really like 2 and 4, they're amazing. I need to get started with toning sometime.
     
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    DIRT TPF Noob!

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    DID I HEAR HIE????????? Very nice terri. love it.
     
  5. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    bahahahaha!!!! Yes, it's an HIE negative, Dirt. Glad you approve. ;)

    Karalee, the second image is the one that actually shows the process the best. :thumbup: I'm glad you like it!

    It's a fun process, although I think I'm going to try RC papers next. I definitely need some more toners, too. Fun and easy - just start with a pile of prints and give yourself a few hours to work. :)

    Thanks for kind words, all!
     

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