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A cross-processed photograph of benches along the Cooper River.


I shot this image in the rain at the waterfront park on the old Naval Base in North Charleston.  I knew that the straight image would be flat and lifeless so I had in mind already to do something else with it.   On the other hand, I was drawn to the composition of the two empty loungers against a bleak view out over the Cooper river.  I tried various treatments in post processing, including black and white, duotones, quadtones, etc.  Nothing quite made the image come alive until I tried the cross-processing setting in a curves adjustment layer in Photoshop.  Suddenly I saw the loneliness of the chairs come full circle with the promise of brighter days ahead.

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Written by Brian Fancher

March 2, 2010 at 7:21 pm

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