I was reading one of the dpc threads about contrast masking, so I experimented with this photo, which is recent. Well, levels masking. The background was blurry green, but I made it much darker.
The kids at school went to a concert this morning, so I managed to get there at noon (for lunch, because it only costs 210 yen, and the afternoon lesson). So before that I went ot the city library. I would never have thought that the library would be so busy on a Friday morning - though it's be logical as the other branch is closed on Fridays.