421 / 3253
15 May 2013 -- 135/365
Barrington, Rhode Island
I can't count. Apparently, I can't add, either. I've had my eye on this scene for a while, and I was saving it for my 500th consecutive daily photo. I even had the date circled on my calendar so I wouldn't forget. The time was blocked on my work calendar so nobody would schedule a meeting when I needed to get to Barrington for the photo. Unfortunately, while 365+135=500, that fool of a Pontif Pope Gregory decreed that 2012 would be a leap year, and since he's been dead for several centuries, he wasn't around to remind me of that fact when I calculated the date of my 500th photo. As you may have guessed by now, that date was yesterday. So here you have this specially chosen scene as the first photo in my NEXT 500 photos! How's that for a save?
Post processing started with a neutral greyscale filter in Topaz B&W FX. I then adjusted color sensitivity sliders, adaptive exposure, regions, protect highlights, contrast, boost black, and boost white. A levels adjustment and sepia photo filter were added in PSE.