This is another perspective of a close up portrait i posted a couple of days ago.
I usually don't do much post production work on my photos but a few of my shots from China I decided to do so since they "enhanced" the mood or feeling that I encountered while taking the photos.
In this one I aged the photo a bit with saturation and contrast moves but kept the shirt and backpack the same original colours using a "Layer Blend".
I wanted to contrast the feel of the "old country" that I had at the time... with the "modern" (his clothes and backpack)... of which he had removed to play his flute. I sat and listened to his music for quite a while and enjoyed the mood his notes gave to the entire park (Beihai Park downtown Beijing)
I am partial to the post production and it's affect on the mood of the image... what do you think?