Captured at the outdoor shopping plaza The Shoppes in Chino Hills, California.
The scene is the South Lake Avenue shopping district in Pasadena, California. Life couldn’t be better for a young girl than a leisurely afternoon window shopping ride with the family dog and dad towing us in a red wagon.
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At the same time that Judy and I were taking a break from a photo walk in Riverside, California I captured a series of images of this trio also taking a break in the shade. The father had been trying to interact with his son, which I had captured in earlier frames, but the son seemed to have a very short attention span, and in this image the father has finally given up his efforts to engage his son, it would seem in frustration. (Which is only my interpretation, yours may differ.)
Just for a change of pace, my nephew Anthony and his son Nathan. Taken in open shade, I used Viveza to fine tune the exposure, including lightening up the eyes, and to blow out and de-saturate the background, a little spot removal and adjustment brush with Lightroom. Noise reduction and sharpening with Dfine and Sharpener Pro.