Blue Line Poinsettia

Over my left shoulder I spot a dapper-dude carrying an umbrella in one hand and poinsettia in the other.  He walks right past me and stands in a 'clean spot' awaiting the blue line train in the subway. Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Most of my landscapes shots require 'good light', this time it was all about the subject. I had adjusted my camera for subway shooting before he arrived and I was fortunate to grab this shot before he turned and posed for me. I tried something a little different for post-processing.

EXIF data: Fujifilm X100S, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec, ISO 4000, 12/29/13, 11:40 AM

 

Blue Line Poinsettia, Government Center Subway, Boston, MA

 

Blue Line Poinsettia, Government Center Subway, Boston, MA

Raw image from the Fujiflim X100S:

Blue Line Poinsettia, Government Center Subway, Boston, MA

Given the high ISO, I ran the image through Nik Define.

Blue Line Poinsettia, Government Center Subway, Boston, MA

In Lightroom: 

  • Cropped the ceiling and some of the blue column
  • Toned down the white poster on the column
  • Adjusted temperature and tint for more natural skin tones
 Blue Line Poinsettia, Government Center Subway, Boston, MA

Blue Line Poinsettia, Government Center Subway, Boston, MA

In Nik Color Efex I cranked up the Detail Extractor for the gritty look and finished with a small vignette in Lightroom.