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Dining Al Fresco
20 August 2014 -- 232/365
East Providence, Rhode Island
I stopped at Bold Point on my way home for today's photo. When I first got out of my car, I noticed the nice reflections in the water along the docks, and I thought I'd make that my photo. These Canada Geese, however, had other ideas. As soon as I hopped the guard rail, the four of them waddled up from the shoreline and looked at me expectantly. When they finally realized I wasn't there to feed them, the one on the right hissed at me and all four started pecking at whatever geese peck at on the ground. Since they didn't mind my getting close to them, I decided to put them in the foreground for the shot. The reflections are still there and still nice, but the geese add life to the shot.
Post processing started with a neutral filter in Topaz B&W FX. I adjusted color sensitivity sliders, adaptive exposure, regions, contrast, boost black, and boost white. A levels adjustment was added in PSE.