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Asian girl in red sweater walks alone down Chicago sidewalk while buildings loom in the background

Red in a Sea of Gray

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Everyday, when we were done in downtown Chicago we’d walk back to the train station along the river. One day as we were going along I saw this red sweater coming at me and had to take a picture. I only took one, without composing, I think it turned out well though.

I post-processed it in Lightroom with a little bit of a cross-processing. I’ve actually never done that before to an image. However, I found Chicago to be remarkably mono-chromatic—that’s one of the reasons this girl stood out to me so much—and the cross processing I’d seen really emphasized the blue-red combination so I thought I’d give it a try. The result was so strong that I had to reject the original and go with it.

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4 Comments
  • she sure has a confident air around her huh? :D the tilt works well for me.. nice shot.. :)

  • She does stand out doesn%u2019t she? Nice angle, and the tones are excellent!

  • haha – next you’ll be doing my one-shot challenge. this did turn out really well. love the tilt and her motion.

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  • Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
  • Focal length: 17 mm
  • Aperture: f/5.6

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