This shot was taken in a New York, Greenwich Village cafe in 2007 using a Nikon Coolpix compact camera.

Although quite dark, there was some lovely light coming in through a window, and I asked the lady if she'd mind if I took her photo. She said 'No, go away', but I took it anyway (just kidding!).

In Photoshop I gave it a monochrome chocolaty treatment

1/80th, f2.8, ISO 400 (just about the high ISO limit in those days with a compact camera)