I went to London last Friday for a business meeting. I flew early in the morning, and took the tube to arrive timely at my destination. As I readied to read my business papers, I noticed a woman, who sat around 3 meters away from me. She seemed lost in her thoughts, or perhaps sad, or in disbelief.
I wished I had my camera with me to register a profound expression of human emotion. All I had at hand was my work phone, a Samsung 6. On my way back home later in the evening, I read that WP this week’s Photo Challenge is Nostalgia, and knew immediately which image I had to post.
I also knew that I hadn’t made a quality portrait. But hey, never miss an opportunity, keep clicking, and hope that post processing, and a bit of creativity, may help you later. The light inside was insufficient, as we were literally underground, and when zooming in, in a moving car, I shot a few blurry shots.
I clicked a few times and got at least, some average shots, most definitely not sharp, as I suspected it would be. So, I chose these two images and worked on them. I converted both to monochrome. I added clarity to her eyes in the first image. For the second, I totally removed clarity to soften her expression and the blurry ( 😉 ), applied high key filter, and reintroduced clarity only in her eyes.
What do you think?