The temperature reached nearly 80 degrees today under clear skies and only a mild breeze. Local families headed to Colt State Park for a variety of outdoor activities. One such couple is seen here taking advantage of the low tide and digging for clams on a sandy shoal. They, and about a dozen other clammers, ignored the "Removal of Shellfish Prohibited" sign at the entrance to this inlet.
I opted to stick with the black and white theme again today. While the color version was quite vivid, I thought the monochrome image set a much better mood for the scene. I applied a Topaz Adjust "photo pop" filter, and then adjusted the lighting to lighten the background a bit while preserving the overall quality of the subjects. A black and white gradient map was added in color blend mode, followed by a sepia photo filter. A levels adjustment completed the photo processing. I then added the frame by applying a series of colored rectangular fills to a beveled layer.