While cleaning up some old files, I came across some images I took while at Venice Beach last July. This photo, along with a couple of others, were intended to capture a beautiful setting just north of Venice. I was trying to capture the moodiness of the sun shining through the mountains and lighting up the foothills, but I failed miserably. People in the way, bad exposure, etc. So, I was about to delete these images until I decided to play with one of them. The first image, while not the actual image I modified (I no longer have that one) is similar to the one I worked on. NIKON D70    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/1600s    So, I cropped out the people, did some levels adjustment and converted it to B&W. NIKON D70    ---    200mm    f/3.5    1/1600s    It's not spectacular. Just a quick fix, but I love it. It almost has a film feel to me (Ned, please don't attack me for saying that! :biggrin::wink . This was the mood that I felt while there. And, yes, I just realized I need to clone out the wire... not sure why I missed that. It's just amazing to me all of the photos I have saved via cropping or a simple levels adjustment that I would have deleted in the past. While this is good for my soul, it is hard on the hard drive!