Park Bench

Today’s image is from back at Kew Gardens.

As I took this shot there was nothing really special about the scene itself, but I enjoyed the composition of the bench and the fact it was underneath a tree. I knew at the time I took the shot that it would have to be the processing treatment that makes the shot work.

A Black and White shot was my first thought, but it looked a little too lifeless in doing that, and so I opted to bring in a little colour and try to make the bench look like it had been kissed by the morning sun. I find the resulting image to be quite peaceful and relaxing and the bench itself to be quite inviting – certainly somewhere that I would like to sit and contemplate for a while.

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