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21 March 2013 -- 80/365
East Providence, Rhode Island
Potholes are the major export from the State of Rhode Island. We grow potholes the way Maine and Idaho grow potatoes. I managed to locate one of the aforementioned potholes on my way home from work, tonight. My car sniffs them out with the same reliability as a pig sniffing out truffles. As you can see in today's photo, this method of locating potholes, while being extremely effective, is not too good for the tires. My right front did not survive the encounter. Since I was on an on-ramp to I-195 at the time, I called AAA for roadside assistance instead of fixing it myself. Wait. Who am I kidding? I pay them $80 per year. I'd have called them if this were in my driveway! The one advantage to being stuck on an on-ramp, though, is you do get priority service. It took less than 20 minutes for them to arrive. The tire, unfortunately, is not salvageable. It looks like I'll be at Town Fair Tire sometime tomorrow.
Post processing started with a classic filter in Topaz B&W FX. I adjusted color sensitivity sliders, boost black, boost white, adaptive exposure, regions, and contrast. A levels adjustment was added in PSE. I then obscured my license plate, and added a sepia photo filter.