Was looking through my Mexico images and came across this one, taken in Atotonilco. A charming little town if there ever was one. And the church there is what the town is all about (see this post.)
But waiting to go in, there were several locals that were interesting. One couple that charges money to have their picture taken. Taking it all in, I noticed this nun slowly performing one of her daily chores. And I thought "how many days... years... and before her, someone doing the same..." Makes you think about how lives can be so different.
And I thought that some kind of very timeless photo treatment would be more appropriate. Something gentle and understated. In Topaz Black and White Effects, I once again used the Hand Tinted Chiffon preset, then worked with the vignette, and protect highlight/shadow sliders.
I am a bit uncomfortable with the composition, my main subject being dead in the middle of the frame. But I didn't want to minimize the scale of the building she's working in. In the end, sometimes being a little uncomfortable can be good.
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