Strolling The Avenue
The corner of Mercantile Place and Fairoaks Avenue in Old Town, Pasadena, California is a great place to hang out and wait for the people to pass by. I just park myself and the wheelchair in the shade against an adjacent building, and Judy heads in to the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf shop that is right there and fetches a very nice cold or hot mocha latte for me. I could not resist getting some shots of this gentleman and his dog out for a Saturday afternoon stroll. He was waiting for his coffee order to be filled, so he and his little companion were checking out the scene. I love the casual pose, the rumpled suit and the loafers without socks look. (I am partial to deck shoes without socks myself.)
Black and white conversion, cyan toning and black borders in Silver Efex Pro 2, everything else in Lightroom 3, which included a lot of work with the adjustment brush to adjust tones in the people (both on the street, and behind the window) and the guy’s suit.