I returned to Mill Avenue today knowing that I was a few days late with my week 8 submission. I actually did take some pictures this past weekend but felt that I needed to push myself to find something better. I ran into Jessica Jean performing on Mill Avenue and she had quite the setup on the corner with a speaker, lighting, etc. Her voice was strong and I was quite impressed with what I heard. I introduced myself and asked if I could take a few photographs and she was very friendly telling me to go for it. I personally think my Week 8 photograph below is my best from the photographs taken of people performing on Mill Avenue.
This next shot was edited in Silver Efex Pro after a few adjustments in LightRoom. I used a Holga effect for this (a Holga is an inexpensive toy camera that has some interesting characteristics: vignetting, distortions, etc). I spent a long time working on various B&W adjustments to this image and the Holga effect seemed to capture the emotion in this picture the best.
Thanks to Jessica Jean for allowing me to take these pictures and for the CD that has the two singles “Waiting/Anticipating” and “So Many Times”. I definitely plan on enjoying them at home!