Saturday, 28 June 2014


Waiting was taken in the centre of Reykjavik last July.  My eye was caught by a lady sitting in the window of an old-fashioned café with its name etched into the glass.

This is the original image straight from the camera.  There was quite a bit of Photoshop cloning work to remove the person in the background and the camera on the table.  I also removed some superfluous reflections in the window and an up-turned flower pot at the bottom.  This was followed by monochrome conversion in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 and toning in Nik Colour Efex Pro 4.  Just like an old-fashioned darkroom print, this image also required significant amounts of dodging and burning in order to bring out the lettering etched into the glass.  Canon 5DmkII. 70-200/2.8L mkII, 1/160s @ f/8, ISO400.

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