Marie, West End
This young woman was standing outside the subway station on the afternoon of the West End Festival. By that time, the sunlight was too strong for photography, creating too much contrast and shadow. But in the even light of the station entrance, Marie was complimented by the light and looked very photogenic indeed, as well as very stylish with the headscarf.
I asked her permission to make a portrait of her, creating two shots – this one was the first. She very kindly agreed and this was the result.
I have done very little to the original image apart from tone it to monochrome and adding very slight sharpening, before cropping a little from the top of the frame.