This is a special image for me. I was my first photograph that I sold.
Sometimes you just know that a picture will work with the "grain" so don't be afraid of High ISO numbers — they can actually add to an image.
This place is in a not-so-nice part of Birmingham City Centre in the UK. It is dark and can be intimidating at the wrong time of the day. The lightening of the mood comes from the name of the place, though it's anything but. The only work done on this was a bit of dodging on the sign. All was done in Aperture.