You can probably tell, I like the result of this process. I can imagine applications for promotion, illustration and advertising. The beautiful violinist was performing with a chamber quartet on 8th Street in downtown Holland, MI. No matter which angle I chose, the background distracted from the feeling of a soft, pleasant afternoon surrounded by beautiful strains of the music. By dropping out the background, using a few Photoshop processes and a single filter built into Photoshop CS5, I came up with this image. It’s a much more flattering and descriptive illustration of the lovely young woman’s talent.