Thanks for a fine Apple, George.

Thiophene_ Guy

Utata's Iron Photographer challenge 230 invites compositions with

1 - fruit (green apple)
2 - a fashion accessory (glove)
3 - cross processed (faux Lomo Xpro 200 look)

I ran across a Lomography article describing cross-processed films in terms of their color shifts and realized there must be more than the meager blue or green presets I've heretofore used. Along the way I learned slide film shows increased contrast when cross-processed (negative film shows reduced contrast). And the wild color shifts result from the specific dye couplers used in each film, thus overall color casts can be reliably achieved.

I sought to recreate the yellow tinged, contrasty look of cross-processed Lomography Xpro 200 film using Adobe Lightroom, Topaz Clarity and Topaz Restyle.

I shot an image against the sun to obtain large, overexposed areas common in cross-processed images.

Glove details were enhanced in Clarity (microcontrast, low contrast) for a "gritty" look

Restyle was used to copy the color palette of an image I like and blend it with this one.

Lastly, I know George Martin didn't found Apple. He made that and so many other wonderful, if less renowned, works possible by seeing promise where others did not. I hear his influence every time I press "play".

I was inspired to look for different colored cross process looks after reading Singleelderly's wonderful Cross-processing article. The color palette was modeled on an image in that article.

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