Originally Posted by SolaresLarrave
Interesting slice of life, Peter... I liked his portrait the best. Is this the same lake where there's a theater near the lake, in the middle of a very nice neighborhood? I used to visit Seattle fairly often when my wife worked in Tacoma.
Great coffee and excellent food... Never saw this gentleman, though, but that was about 10 years ago.
Solares: Yes, Green Lake has the former Bathouse Theatre, which has since been renamed but is still there and still does theatre.
Gabriel: I tried adding a bit more contrast, but it didn't look natural, so I backed off to what you see. The C41 B&W films have a nice long tonal range, but they tend to get grainy in the shadows. As it is, I already pulled the dark tones down a bit, boosted the midtones so his face was well-textured, and did a "local contrast" enhancement to get more detail in the face. Any more and the dark tones started to look grainy and posterized, the face looked pasty and the highlights were in danger of blowing.
The portait made a great letter-sized print.