Proof that ‘smiling for the camera’ is not nearly as interesting as keeping a normal expression. In this image the soft, pensive expressions fit the scene and help to draw us in. The result is a really beautiful portrait.
The original had faded badly to magentas, pinks and purples and no hint of the original colors remained, but the subject lent itself to a black and white conversion. I cleaned up a fair amount of dust and scratches and voila – we see that it is a stunning photograph.