After speaking with Yvette for a while and getting her ok, I stood in the Median taking about a dozen different portraits. I was very happy looking at them on my preview screen made her happy. Shot at appx 119mm(35mm equiv.)@1/400th f4.7, asa 200. manual white balance to balance artificial building lights with noon sun.and enhanced saturation to fully develop bright colors.
A great experience, and statement on the graceful perseverance of the Black American Woman Worker. Update 7/22: Judges please note I deliberately cropped image tight enough to disable direct identification of company,location, phone numbers, and license plates, and I have a signed release from the person.
Saw this Woman(Yvette)I came to befriend, while driving by a strip mall Tax preparation office. It was about 15 degrees F, with a bitter wind. They paid her minimum wage to stand outside for hours at a time wearing a Statue of Liberty costume, to drum up business. But Yvette didn't let it get to her, she had smokes and hot coffee, and seemed to be freezing, but at the same time sincerely waving to people. Sad statement on the domination of labor in American Society. What you have to do for a buck.