There I am, in the trendy Hawthorne District of Portland, Oregon. Across the street is a stylish young couple waiting for the light to change. The hem of the woman's brilliant red dress is wafted up by a momentary breeze. The red of the dress just happens to be complemented by the red hand of the traffic light, and the red marquee of the 90-year-old Bagdad Theater, a Portland landmark. What are the odds?
Now I want the couple to stand out even more. I darken and blur the part of the image immediately behind them, and darken the road in front of them, leaving them in an island of light. I also remove the bluish hue from the marquee and enhance the redness of the "stop" hand.