Last week we went to the Citi Open, an exciting tennis tournament with high-level players in Washington DC. Unfortunately, it started to rain after a couple of hours, and we decided to leave early. As soon as we arrived at the car, the light rain turned into a thunderstorm with heavy rainfall. Visibility was poor, and it took a while to get through D.C.
Almost out of the city, at a traffic stop, I saw this couple working out in the rain. If that is not dedication, I don’t know what is. I opened the car window and made a couple of photos while the rain was pouring in, hoping at least one will come out well.
Post processing was done with Lightroom and Exposure XP 2. This time I selected the Color Films – Vintage – Autochrome – Vignette (soft) preset as a starting point. It fit the mood and color of this photograph perfectly. I only had to tone down the vignetting and the grain to get the look I envisioned.
Meta-data for the photo at the top:
CAMERA: Fujifilm X-T1
LENS: Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS @ 55mm (83mm)
EXPOSURE: 1/1900 sec