I wonder who this pretty salsera was...
Yes, I had a generally good time up in Seoul this weekend....which included a very brief encounter as I was leaving Macondo. A couple (or three) girls were coming in just as I was leaving and I noticed one of them had a really pretty looking floral piece in her hair.
She was pretty anyway but I especially thought the thing she had in her hair was noteworthy because, to me, it seemed to fit in so perfectly with her own natural facial features and also the whole idea of being a 'salsera'.
I asked her if I could take her picture. She was 'willing' so here's the original photo plus some treatments of it I did with that little photo tool I like called Fotosketcher.
Actually, I really tend to prefer the black and white ones.
That probably wouldn't usually be the case but I think in this instance it's because she has very much of that 'old country' look about her. You know.....Mediterranean, Spaniard, Italian, Latina....and the thing in her hair accentuates it even more. Thus, black and white (or it could have been sepia) makes the picture even more authentic.
I like them all but, alas, I don't even know this gal's name. I gave her my 'WanderingSalsero' URL and told her I'd like to give her a copy of the picture. Time will tell if I ever hear from her.
Ahhhh, but that's the beauty of the Korean ESL adventure, isn't it? :-)Which ones do you like?