Sailboats in Nawiliwili Bay

In my dream
I’m drifting
on the whitest sailboat,
in between a sea and sky that are competing for the bluest.

Sailboats drift in Nawiliwili Bay on Kauai Hawaii Not So SAHM

Sailboats in Nawiliwili Bay – ProjectEdit365 – 30 July

The original was beautiful, but a little dull and too bright. I used graduated filters to lower the exposure of the sky and decrease the shadows of the hills. I used a radial filter on the hills to increase the contrast to show off the texture. I lowered the clarity of the whole picture to create a more dreamy effect. I checked the “remove chromatic aberration” button in the Lens Corrections section of Lightroom because it looked like there was some aberration to me. I still see it a little, but don’t know how to get rid of it fully. I ended by adding a little vignette. The original:

30July

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