Photographer's Note

Some days ago, while walking in the antiques and artisans street fair of “Benedito Calixto” square in Sao Paulo, I found that old lady who was knitting in one of the stands.

She was absolutely concentrated and focused in what she was doing… adding details to pieces tablecloth that were sold at the stand… As I approached her showing the camera, she nodded at me but never letting her eyes leave her work…

In the end, it was that concentration, as if she had been separated from all the noise and movement around the stand, what made me take the photo.

The fair is open only on Saturdays, and a nice place to visit. You can find some really surprising objects… from very old cameras to vinyl records from the 1950s.

Since I found some sense of timelessness in the image, I preferred trying something in the line of sepia, to accentuate that “old” feeling (and, I must admit, I like B&W and sepia very much).

Raw Capture at ISO 100 – f3.5 – 1/500s @ 50 mm.

In this case and since the idea of monochrome or sepia formed in my mind even as I took the photo, I made the conversion to monochrome on the RAW file; playing also with the histogram to manage contrast (conversion with RSE), then with the JPG file in Photoshop added the sepia tone (photography filter), and also some slight noise and gaussian blur.

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Additional Photos by Carlos Martinez (cjmm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 826 W: 64 N: 1219] (4479)
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