Excuse me, Sir

We visited the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C. and decided that the exhibits would be better as interactive ones. These men are waiting in a soup line during the Great Depression. I’m guessing Ash is going ask if she can cut in line. I decided to crop a little to tighten the subject. Turning itContinue reading “Excuse me, Sir”

Air Force One

So, we didn’t exactly *meet* the president. BUT, we *did* see him climb out of Marine One and board Air Force One. Whether you’re on the same side of the political fence or not, seeing the care and safety taken for the president fills you with pride. The original was flat. I increased the contrastContinue reading “Air Force One”

U.S. Mail

Bills. Love letters. Dear John letters. Applications. Notices. Junk. Life. This box has held all the secrets. Well worn. The original was lopsided and flat. I increased the contrast and clarity and lightened the shadows. I decreased the saturation of the red tail light. I used an adjustment brush around the background to decrease theContinue reading “U.S. Mail”

Museum Silhouette

How long do we have to stay at the museum? Our girls are really good about going out and doing adult things, like spending time at an art museum. There is some antsy-ness that goes on, but they’re learning how to either make things interesting or be patient while they die of boredom. Here, theyContinue reading “Museum Silhouette”

Air Force Memorial

Off we go, Into the wild blue yonder. . . The Air Force Memorial is in Arlington, Virginia. You can see the Washington Monument in the background – across the Potomac. The original was drab and grainy. I just increased the saturation and decreased the noise. When I upped the saturation there was too muchContinue reading “Air Force Memorial”

Long May It Wave

Flags circle the Washington Monument in DC. The original photo was pretty decent but I wanted to give it some character. I increased the clarity and decreased the highlights and vibrance. I I gave it a lot of grain. Here’s the original: ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~Continue reading “Long May It Wave”