Banteng cattle

I was preparing this image for stock submission this week when I realized it would look great in some kind of duotone. You usually wouldn’t submit an image processed this way to stock, so I worked on a virtual copy for blog. There was just not too much color wise in the image, with grey soil and brown animals. After I turned it into black and white, I adjusted color by color to contrast them. Then I started playing with tint presets in Lightroom and I remembered the Serengeti chocolate preset from David duChemin recent e-book (you can check the review on this blog, too). It looked great, and I just tweaked it a bit to separate the cows form their environment even better.