Adiós Suman

I had a drive to Birmingham airport today. I was dropping Suman, her best friend and her big sister off as they are going on a girlie holiday to Gran Canaria. After helping take their luggage to the terminal, I took a few photos of the girls.

That's Suman in the middle, steaming ahead to check in. The girl on the left is her friend Mandeep and the other girl is Vicky, her sister. In post-processing I converted the image to black and white in Lightroom, and then in Photoshop I added a radial blur to achieve this effect.

I have the house to myself this week. I mentioned in yesterday's post that I have the week off too, so I plan on doing some shoots. I also plan on watching lots of films and spending some time with my brother, but other than that I just want to rest. Sometimes it's nice just doing very little with your time off.

Canon S90, f/2.2, 1/40, ISO-160
luv this
posted September 27th, 2010  
Great photo, really captures the "hustle and bustle" of an airport.
posted September 27th, 2010  
Brilliant editing and worth going through the different steps to achieve such a good photo. Your lady is certainly eager to get on that plane ha! Have a lovely week :)
posted September 27th, 2010  
love the zoom effect, and I agree totally love to get some me time, but alas it's almost impossible with 3 children
posted September 27th, 2010  
Beautiful shot.
posted September 27th, 2010  
Great shot! It really conveys the sense of urgency you always get in an airport.
posted September 27th, 2010  
Great capture and editing!
posted September 27th, 2010  
HC
I love that fact that all of the girls have a couple of suitcases for a week :)
Great photo!
posted September 27th, 2010  
cool effect! Sounds like a nice week ahead :)
posted September 27th, 2010  
Like the work done here Vik... Good stuff... Whilst the cat's away eh!!!... If you get the chance, check out Peepli (Live), saw it on Sat night and quite good...
posted September 27th, 2010  
I love the radial zoom effect! Looks great. Enjoy your time off Vik!
posted September 27th, 2010  
Wow, great focus and zoom effect, lovely :)
posted September 27th, 2010  
Wow, actually makes me feel like I'm moving. Great shot and processing.
posted September 27th, 2010  
soo cool.. luv the effect:)
posted September 28th, 2010  
This is amazing. Awesome work. I too, feel like I'm moving rapidly in the terminal.
posted September 28th, 2010  
Very neat affect, suits the photo well.
posted September 28th, 2010  
the blur effect works well on this. I've actually got a shot in mind using the same technique.

This works nicely
posted September 28th, 2010  
Well done. Nice shot, and good job in post.
posted September 28th, 2010  
This is so cool. It totally suits the airport setting. I was born in Birmingham although Ive never been there...thats what i always say because I was 6 weeks old when we moved to Indonesia and I still havent made it north past Italy...England/Ireland/Scotland (where my last name is from)Wales France...heck anywhere further than Milan is on the bucket list still.
posted September 28th, 2010  
i love the processing on this!
posted September 29th, 2010  
I love the radial blur effect in Photoshoop and it added to this photo nicely. Have a good vacation. I am anxious to see the "proper shoot" photos you speak of! :]
posted September 29th, 2010  
all that you can't leave behind - love this
posted September 30th, 2010  
aww.. next week that will be me...
posted October 7th, 2010  
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