I couldn’t resist. Yes I’ve shown this photo a few times but since I’m revisiting Saigon 1966, and this is one of my favorites from that era, I’m doing it again.
This image was a labor of love. I still have a print that was made way back. I never realized how good this image was until I scanned the negative and looked closer. The lab did a terrible job making prints and handling my negatives. The negs looked like someone had dropped them on the floor and walked on them all day.
I spent days cleaning all the dirt and scratches. There was a scratch across the woman’s face that I got rid of. I also dodged and burned both boys faces.
Interesting fact. I used Picture Window Pro to tweak the curves before converting to 8 bit and doing all the rest with the Gimp. I used the Gimp because I could use layers when I dodged and burned. It worked.
I liked this photo enough that a framed 5×7 print hangs on my office wall. Hope you enjoy this image as much as I do. It captures some interesting emotions (not to mention light and shadow).