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24 April 2014 -- 114/365
Barrington, Rhode Island
I checked the temperature before I went out for my photo and saw that it was 55°F (13°C.) Nice enough for some street photography, I thought. Then I stepped outside. The wind was blowing at gale force, and it was a bitterly cold wind! Scratch the street photography! I only had a light spring jacket with me, so it was on to Plan B. I headed to Haines Point knowing I'd be able to get a photo within a very short distance from my nice, warm car. Now, you would think that a native Rhode Islander would remember that the wind would be stronger and colder near the water, right? Not this native Rhode Islander, apparently. It took all of about 20 seconds for me to conclude that my photo would be the first photogenic subject I found. That's what you see before you. I took the photo and, like Brave Sir Robin of Monty Python fame, I bravely beat a very brave retreat. Next time, I'll check the wind-chill factor, not the temperature.
Post processing started with a classic filter in Topaz B&W FX. I adjusted color sensitivity sliders, adaptive exposure, regions, contrast, and boost black. A levels adjustment was added in PSE.