Na Pali Coast

So rugged and forbidding, which makes it intriguing. God had fun forming this coastline.

I couldn’t help but imagine young, native Hawaiians trying to explore the nooks and crannies.

The rugged coastline of Na Pali in Kauai Hawaii Not So SAHM

Na Pali Coast – ProjectEdit365 – 14 July

It was so bright and hazy that day. The original shows that well:

14July

I started by lowering the contrast and increasing the clarity. I decreased the highlights and made the shadows and blacks a little darker. I used three different adjustment brushes to work on the three different areas of rock: left, front and center, and right. With each I increased the contrast, lowered the clarity, and sharpened them. Now I’m wondering why I just didn’t do that to the whole picture instead of lowering the contrast at first. I increased the vibrancy of the whole picture and then did some slight color adjustments to each color. The blue was too vivid, so I decreased the saturation in it just a tad. I worked with the greens and aquas until I got them where I wanted. In the end, I think it’s easier to see the detail of the formations.

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