Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines Panache:
1. an ornamental tuft (as of feathers) especially on a helmet
2. dash or flamboyance in style or action
Well, this lady does not have a feather in her hat, but I do think that she has flamboyance in style.
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I asked this lady for permission for a portrait well over a year ago. She was a bit flustered at first, and I did not get her name. She was loading the trunk of her car and had to take a few moments from her chores. For me, she represented (and still does) a difficult demographic to approach.
My approach to strangers has certainly changed in the interim, as does my processing of images. But looking back, I like the mood that this processing imparts, and may have to revisit it for some images in the future.