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L'Homáge pour Bibliotheques
L'Homáge pour Bibliotheques

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Challenge: Historic Landmark -- The Old & The Beautified (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Lens: Canon 12x IS USM (S3 IS built-in Lens) -- 36-432mm (35mm EQ)
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Date: Jun 24, 2014
Aperture: 3.51
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/159
Galleries: Architecture, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2014

One panel of the Egyptian-themed "sgraffito" friezes by Simeon Pelanc which adorn the Berkeley Public Library. The murals were covered up when the building was painted in the 1950s, and then were "discovered" and restored when it was repainted in the mid-1970s. Between late 1998 and early 2002 there was a major renovation, expansion, and modernization which has helped make it one of the most-used libraries in the area.

Some informational/commemorative plaques on the building:

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-Handheld, manual mode
-FL 187.2m (35m EQ)
-Rotate 0.2°CCW
-RGB Curve
-Isolate Green Channel ro Grayscale mode
-Black/Gray Curve
-Crop from top and bottom to 3:2 aspect ratio
-USM at 88%/0.8 dia/TH = 5
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 10/10 = 259KB

File: Biblio_IMG_1506gs-DPCusm8

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07/06/2014 04:25:42 PM
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