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Swan on the canal (2)
Cerys_H (42)
Taken on the canal that runs past the Carlsberg brewery in Northampton.

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Cerys_H (42)
Edited by:PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)

In Photoshop CS3, cropped to try to create a more 'portrait' style composition, selected the background using magic wand tool and reduced noise levels. Then, using the same tool i selected the Swan itself and reduced exposure to -13. Increased saturation by 25%.