Portrait (Week #27) / by Tye Eldridge

Earlier last week during Black Friday I had some time to kill at the mall, so as I waited for my shift to start I decided it was as good as time as any to pick up some more Polaroid film. So I stopped by the camera store and several minutes later I walked out of the store without any film whatsoever but I did walk out with a shiny new 50mm lens. 

Luckily after a few days of going crazy wanting to try the new lens out I was able to go out and photograph some friends .  It was a bit of a chilly day but Amanda was pretty adamant about getting a few photos without her jacket on. This photo ended up being possibly my favorite from the shoot, in a large part just to the fun I had in working on the image afterwards. As I was working away on the photo and tweaking the colours around trying to get it just right I had a moment where I thought to myself "I wonder how this would look in black and white?". As I removed the colour from the photograph I immediately got excited, it looked amazing! After a quick brightening of the highlights and and a little tweaking to get a little deeper blacks I was finished and more then happy with the final product. I can't wait to share the rest of the images (including the coloured copy of this photo) I should have a blog post up soon with all the rest.

Tye Eldridge