I'm not sure if I really like this photo, but I'm posting it anyway as a reminder to myself, and maybe a cautionary tale for others. Today's challenge was "BLACK, WHITE AND GRAINY" so I thought it would be a good chance to use the Film Grain setting in my camera. The setting worked great, but each shot needed, in my opinion, a bit of tweaking. Well, come to find out that using the built-in settings/filter in the camera prevents one from doing any kind of post processing.
The only way I could live with this one was to crop out alot of shadows that were on the right side of the photo instead of lightening them as I normally would, resulting in a rather cycloptic effect. Apart from the cropping and border/signature, this one is SOOC.
Overall, a great big "meh" on this one, but I did learn something about my 2 year old camera so there's the silver lining, and one of the many pluses of Our Daily Challenge group!
#172 on Flickr Explore October 21, 2011 <--shocking, I didn't even want to post this one! Thanks everyone!