A straight-up portrait of a young lady from church. She should have known better than to sit beside me when I was holding a camera :) We were at a rehearsal for a Christmas program, and this was the one and only picture I took of her. She was looking away from me, I focused on her hair, and waited for her to turn.
I did a lot of tweaking on this in Nik software modules of one sort or another. Given the extremely slow exposure, I knew I would need to soften the image in order to make the blur less prominent. Still, I’m a tad surprised at how sharp it came out, particularly at her eyes. I also warmed up the image quite a bit to enhance the mood.