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Red Umbrella

(Project 365 Day 274)

I spotted this lady along the street and just loved her umbrella, so I blindly took a snapshot with my F30 as I drove past her. The picture looked like crap from the haze through the windshield, and the composition was terrible. So I cropped the hell out of it, and then, since I had cropped it so much, the noise from using ISO 800 became really obvious. But one nice thing about the F30 is that it has low chromatic noise (i.e. not too many random colors in the noise), so I thought it actually looked kinda painterly. I decided to use a filter to accentuate that a bit more, since the flowers reminded me of impressionist paintings or something.

 

Be sure to see it large.

 

Anyway, I went from thinking today would be another bust for my project 365 to turning this into one of my favorites. :)

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Taken on July 20, 2007