Hotdog Street Vendor

I had a couple of concepts in mind for today's photo, one involving a waterfall and the other involving some railroad tracks. As you can see, neither of them panned out. After wandering around northern Rhode Island for the better part of a couple of hours, I finally decided to bag it and headed downcity for some street photograph. Much of the city was deserted due to the holiday, but at least Kennedy Plaza was still bustling with activity. Well, bustling by Rhode Island standards, anyway, which means there were more than a couple of dozen people there. Despite the holiday and some miserable weather, this hotdog vendor setup across from the main bus depot. It was lunch time, so I ordered a couple of dogs and snapped a few photos while she prepared them. After a growing up on New York System hot wieners, I still can't get used to the idea of wearing gloves to prepare a hot dog. To the purist, that's just a crime against nature! One of these days I'll have to go to Eats in Olneyville and get some photos of true Rhode Island hot wieners. For the record, though, these hot dogs were delicious.

Post processing started with a simple pop filter in Topaz Adjust. I then adjusted adaptive exposure, regions, contrast, and protect highlights. A levels adjustment was added in PSE.

Here's the high res version in Smugmug: http://kannafoot.smugmug.com/Photo-Challenges/PAD2013/i-MgZnrzt/0/XL/2013%2009%2002_0077%20copy-XL.jpg
super composition, wonderful steet
posted September 2nd, 2013  
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