As we are approaching Easter, I thought I would pull out one of my images from this time of the year. This image was of a large wooden cross that had a platt of thorns hanging over it, and was erected on a village green in Cumbria.
I don’t normally go in that much for gimmicky processing, but I wanted to try to add something to the symbolism of the cross. As a Christian, to me the empty cross is a symbol of power, so I wanted to try to convey that in the image. The original image was nothing to write home about, as the light wasn’t very good. So I pushed the contrast considerably before converting to black and white and them deepened the shadows a bit further. Finally I applied the zooming effect.
I feel that the image does give a feeling of power and movement, not some static symbol. I’d love to hear what you think.
Happy Easter !