Given what people in New York and New Jersey are going through with Hurricane Sandy, I thought Youth Voices readers might like to see some writing by third graders in response to Hurricane Gustav a few years ago.
Hurricane Gustav arrived, Labor Day weekend, 2008. Baton Rouge had a lot of wind damage and power loss that lasted for days. There was also some flooding from local rivers rising due to rains.
I can't even began a sentence with the words Obama should say because there is so much for him to say in such a short time. But then again, hes been saying what he wants to do all this time, now its time for him to put all that into action.
I took the photo on the left, and realized that it was kind of dark and could use some photoshopping. I started with the use of curves to slightly brighten it, but it also made the color dulled. After that i went to levels and adjusted there, making the colors more vivid. The colors were more vivid, but it all looked kind of cheesy so i messed with the brightness and contrast.
In this picture I tried to take out the sort of intrusive shadow of the wall where I was shooting. I used the clone stamp tool to duplicate parts of the image and then stamp them on top of the original parts of the image. The before shot is the one with the shadow on the right and the after is the one without the shadow on the left.