Air Force Memorial

Off we go,
Into the wild blue yonder. . .

The Air Force Memorial in Arlington, VA. Not So SAHM

Air Force Memorial – ProjectEdit365 – 01 Oct

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 much yellow on the metal so I decreased the saturation of the yellow. Oh, there was a plane that I cloned out. Here’s the original:


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In between D.C. and Rosslyn – in the Potomac River – is Teddy Roosevelt Island. It’s a quick little getaway from the hustle.

Bridge from Teddy Roosevelt Island to Rosslyn NotSoSAHM

Bridge – ProjectEdit365 – 08 Mar

The original:


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I must admit this winter was not terrible at all. That was a gift God designed just for me, I’m sure of it. The plants and trees still go to sleep for several months, which has left us without color in the DC area.

So it’s the little things, like tulip magnolias in the Costco parking lot, that bring my girls and me the biggest joy when nature begins to wake up. In fact, these trees inspired a quick jaunt into DC to see if the other, more famous cherry blossom trees had begun to bloom. (They hadn’t).


I took this with my iPhone and then did some editing in LightRoom (some good, some questionable). I don’t think I took it over to Elements to edit there as well. I’m realizing I don’t really have an editing style yet–either a process that I consistently use OR a final look that tends to be me. I’m enjoying trying to figure that one out, though. I’m submitting this shot to Rock The Shot’s March photo challenge. If you’d like to play along head over to, specifically to this link here and add your pic.


I hope it’s spring where you are, no matter how mild your winter was! . . . Unless you’re in the southern hemisphere. Then you’re probably beginning to enjoy fall.