Monday, February 25, 2008

Steel Cross

As I was stopped waiting for a light under an overpass for the Fairfax County Parkway, I decided to stick my camera out the window and see what I would get. I had no idea what was up there, just point and shoot. What I got was unexpected, this steel cross.

I processed the image in a traditional way first using Lightroom but was not completely convinced the image met my vision. I saw something strong and dramatic, but I was not getting that from my processing. So as I am wont to do when things are not quite coming together, I created a virtual copy of the image and ran through some of my presets to see if something else works better. That is how I hit on this one. I used an extreme desaturation preset and added back in some color to the girder. I love presets in LR.

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