I spied these two hitchhikers while we were driving around town, crossing over 95S. When I saw his thumb resting on her leg, I knew I had to get this shot… despite that the light was about to go from red to green. Don’t worry I wasn’t driving… and Carl didn’t listen to me when I said “wait, don’t go yet!”
Because it was such a long shot, the image is fairly grainy, so I used Topaz deNoise and then Topaz Simplify to stylize the photo a bit. Actually, I tried quite a number of things, but this effect kept the focus on the thumb.
I touched up the photo a bit in Aperture to bring out the Arizona can and the dog.
I decided to not crop the image because I like the shape of the mountains in the background.