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okay...I hope I am not totally blowing this, because I like the image. It's a re-do. In the first post, I attempted to straighten the shot, and I also had cropped out the background a little bit to make it neater...as a result, of course, the image lost authenticity. I also had boosted the contrast a ton initially, and decided to keep the tones truer here, although it may have less impact this way. This one feels gentler to me...more quiet and still...and that's what I saw.

 

So...I decided to post the original without attempting to alter what I saw. If it doesn't work...well, then it doesn't work...but at least it's true.

 

It's been cropped a bit on the right and converted to b/w.

 

San Francisco

 

****Someone today, sent me a video that reminded me why I continue to do this. I was so touched by this, so if you have a chance, please do watch, and open your heart.

 

Ethan, I thank you, so dearly. You'll never know what you just did for me. The next time I feel I can't do this again, your images will help me remember that I can:

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceAUot7J5HM

 

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Taken on August 28, 2009