Man at a party talking to a waitress, in the William Bray bar and restaurant, Shere, Surrey; 24 Mar 2012.
The background to this shot is a jumbled mass of humanity, so I’ve used SEP2 to darken everything except the two subjects. The waitress is essential to the composition, because she is the person to whom the man is addressing his remarks. But her face is turned away, she is only seen in extreme side face, and my gaze is drawn to the illuminated face of the man.
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Technique: D700 with 24-120 Nikkor lens at 120mm; 400 ISO; bounced, diffused flash; converted into mono and further manipulated in Silver Efex Pro 2.