And as you walk away…

And as you walk away...
And as you walk away…

This picture was originally taken by my Nikon DSLR with an old manual Nikkor lens and it was in colour of course. Later I edited it using a film preset to imitate Ilford HP5 film .

Though from a distance the photo could look like a film one, still I see almost no analogue spirit in it despite this quite authentic preset. I like film photography, so I try to use those presets when editing my rare digital shots, but I always doubt if it adds anything to the pictures or ruins them.

Does this filmish effect spoil the photo? Below is the original.

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The runner-by

The runner-by.
The runner-by.

 

All the lucky chances came at once when I took this picture. First, I just waited for anyone to pass by the house and she appeared: playful and curious. Second, she didn’t just rush through the scene but made that jump onto the pavement and looked into my direction!

Oh, once I pushed the button I knew it gonna be a great shot. And to hell with some blurriness.