Sunset at Pacific Grove, California Not So SAHM

Set the world on fire

Another HDR type effect. The before and after differences are amazing! Most of those black shapes in the water are rocks. One or two of them are the heads of harbor seals! This is one of the amazing beaches along the coast between Pacific Grove and Asilomar.

AFTER:

Sunset at Pacific Grove, California Not So SAHM

Set the world on fire – Project Edit 365 – 09 Feb

BEFORE:

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California Flowers Not So SAHM

Project Edit 365

I love this blog – and I love posting – except for when I haven’t posted in a while, then I get overwhelmed at not posting – and I feel like my first post back has to be an amazing one – and my life has been so busy with “mommy” things lately that I don’t have an amazing one in me.

I have had an amazing idea recently though. I think every photographer, professional or amateur, struggles with managing all of his/her pictures. We take thousands of images and most of them don’t make it out of our external hard drives. I’m trying something that will hopefully kill several birds (including that one) with one stone.

As a photographer, lately I’ve struggled with:

  • not being motivated to shoot
  • being motivated to shoot but not having time
  • desiring to get better at shooting
  • desiring to get better at post processing
  • what to do with all these images I’ve accumulated over the years!

We’ve all heard of Project 365s and 52s, where you take a picture a day or a week, usually with some kind of prompting to help kickstart your creativity. What I’m going to attempt this year (starting in February, because my brain was still in Snowzilla mode in January) is . . .

*PROJECT EDIT 365*

I’m sure some clever soul has already thought that one up, but my brain thought of it the other day, and it’s going to help me overcome that list of struggles I detailed up there. It’s also going to help me post more. Right now I’m going back through pictures I took in 2015 and using Lightroom to edit them. I’m posting them on Instagram with the hashtag #ProjectEdit365. I’ll also post them here Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.

So, there you go, an amazing post for my first one back after a long hiatus. PLUS, I’ll be generating material to post on here at least once a day. I hope. Please, please, could time and motivation – STICK WITH ME! Below are my first two edits of Project Edit 365. They were both taken in January 2015 in California.