I posted the following shot in the street thread about 6 weeks ago. I was trying to see just what I could get shooting available light at night at ISO200 with the E-M5 and PL25mm. I wasn't worried about detail in the shadows and I wanted to preserve a strong sense of the scene as I saw it with some extreme highlights, some deep shadows and a lot in between. The shot was handheld at 1/25 sec at F/1.4 and I made no exposure adjustments in Lightroom. As far as exposure goes, this is straight as it came from the camera. I corrected the white balance, did a bit of highlight recovery, reduced contrast and did a little sharpening. Not much at all. I'm in the process of reading a couple of books, one on communication in photography and another on Lightroom, and decided to try an exercise from each in conjunction. The exercise from the book on communication was about trying shots in black and white as well as colour, and the exercise from the other book was about trying to get a few images out of the one shot by cropping. Digging into this photo I was surprised by just how much seemed to be going on, and isolating what I saw as major elements in the activity captured, I came up with 3 different images. The first is the central part. The girl in the coat seemed to me to be waiting for someone and I didn't see a connection with the male in the foreground but cropping seems to set up a different story with a triangle between the two of them and the couple on the right. The other 2 crops come from either side. One highlights the couple on the right in the shot above but in a different setting which highlighted the importance of context for me, while the other seems to highlight a single woman on the other side. Fascinating how much you can dig out of a single scene, and just how much the context in which you place an element, in this case the couple in the first 2 crops, can affect your perception of what's going on. A photograph may not lie but it can certainly encourage you to make up stories.