To date, I've processed my b&w work pretty much as dead neutral, which I do like. For grins, I've started to play around a bit with split-toning to see if I could get some pleasing results. BTW, I'm doing this in LR2. Anyway, I'd be interested in some 'gut reaction' feedback on the examples below. Do you prefer the neutral, one of the tinted versions or would you suggest trying something altogether different, and why. All constructive comments are welcome.
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The differences in the three images are not all that evident. I've been using the split-tone techniques described in "Advanced Digital Black & White Photography" by John Beardsworth. I've had particular success with the selenium and palladium tone curves. Good luck.