The source pic that became "Before..." (8-23-11 11157v3) has been hanging around my computer for years. I've cropped it several times over that period of time, trying to get a good framing for those X'd palms (which was the shot I'd been after to begin with that day). I never have succeeded in that effort. So it was quite a surprise to open this folder today and immediately think that the full shot, uncropped (except minor cropping to get the proper proportions for the prints I order) is just fine as is, thank you very much. Even in full color its fine, except for the bright orange tee shirt that the guy was wearing. So I fussed a bit and got rid of that one orange hitch. Then I wanted to see if black and white would play up that sense of things just about to change that the pic has. And voila! I'm quite content with an old photo "reclaimed" after all this time. Another confirmation that my tendency to save so photos with which I have trouble may not be such a bad idea. (Yeah, would have saved myself some work if I'd converted to b&w before getting rid of the orange, but you know what they say about hindsight...)
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