Modes of transport

Bikes and pedestrians fill the sidewalks of Adams Morgan in Washington D.C. Not So SAHM

Modes of transport – ProjectEdit365 – 22 June

When a picture is busy I like turning it into black and white. It simplifies. Although it’s fun to look at the picture and study everything. I increased the clarity and contrast (which I also like to do on urban shots, it seems), and lightened the shadows and blacks (which upping the contrast tends to intensify). The original:


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Once again – lines.

Why have a boring grate when you can have a geometric one?

An interesting grate in Adams Morgan Not So SAHM

Grate – ProjectEdit365 – 21 June

The original wasn’t much different. I made it black and white and increased the clarity. I decreased the contrast to be able to see some of the metal of the grate underneath. I increased the highlights and whites and made the shadows just a tad darker. I sharpened the whole image and decreased the noise. I also straightened the image as much as I could.


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Urban Wildlife

I would love to know the life story behind the person who designed this little set up. I found this in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of D.C.

There’s so much going here (including a No Hunting or Fishing sign…).

Someone has set up several old toys outside their home window Not So SAHM

Urban Wildlife – ProjectEdit365 – 17 June

The original was underexposed and too sharp. I increased the exposure and decreased the contrast to bring out a little detail. I increased the clarity, saturation, and vibrancy quite a bit. I did some individual color adjustments with yellow and orange. Then I added some grain and a little vignette. I straightened the picture using the lines of the brick in the middle, but I’m not sure which I like better.


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Now a pharmacy, it used to be a . . .  (I can’t quite read the letters underneath)

Layers of paint advertise various businesses in Adams Morgan Not So SAHM

Layers – ProjectEdit365 – 16 June

The original lacked contrast so I increased that and the clarity. I also increased the highlights and lightened the shadows. I adjusted the blue color a little and added a little vignette. I think doing all this helped bring out the texture.


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love urban photography. I don’t get out and shoot in urban settings as much as I’d like. Several years ago a friend and I went on a group “photo safari” to Adams Morgan in DC. I was so excited tonight when I looked through the next batch of June pics to find some to edit. Street shots!

The spokes of a bicycle in black and white Not So SAHM

Spoke – ProjectEdit365 – 15 June

I was definitely looking for lines and angles this day. I like the depth of field in the original (below), but in color it just doesn’t do anything. This edit was quick. I increased the clarity and contrast and then increased the shadows and blacks a bit to undo how dark things get when you increase contrast. I didn’t touch the grain because I like how grainy it looks.


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