Leica M9, 50mm f/2, f/4, 1/45, iso 1600
This is an image I made one night in San Miguel de Allende. During Dia de los Meurtos, its an ongoing festival. And in Mexico, that means lots of food! This woman sold roasted corn. Look at the size of those ears! No, not hers, the corn, silly.
Shooting in the dark, no flash, just my kind of opportunity.
And although I like the content very much, I felt the original color image might make a good B&W candidate. I had in my head a sort of sepia, a timeless kind of look. I wanted to create a look that made me feel like the picture could have been taken 40 years ago.
Into Topaz B&W Effects. As usual, I just click on various presets in order to find the look that is the closest to my concept. In this case, it was in the Albumen collection, the "chocolate" preset. Perfect. All I did was add a bit more film grain to be a bit more authentic with the past.
As always, the original and the opportunity to comment are on the continue link below.