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Saint Patrick's Day Party
08 March 2014 -- 67/365
Providence, Rhode Island
Yes, I know it's a week early. It seems there's an agreement between Providence and Newport, however, that allows Newport to pick the date of their Saint Patrick's Day Parade. They picked next weekend, so Providence held it's 5K Road Race and Parade today. I went there to photograph both events. ( You may view all of the photos in this gallery: http://kannafoot.smugmug.com/Miscellaneous/Saint-Patricks-Day-Events-14 ). The weather was gorgeous. By noon, it had reached 58°F (14°C) and there was no wind. It was a bit warm for the runners, but a perfect day for us spectators.
Post processing started with a classic filter in Topaz B&W FX. I adjusted color sensitivity sliders, adaptive exposure, regions, contrast, boost black, boost white, and protect highlights. A levels adjustment was added in PSE.