Beach Reflection

Little toes in sand Fascinated by it all Loving simple life The original was too blue for a fall sunset picture. I warmed it up a bit. I also lowered the clarity but used an adjustment brush on the reflection and the waves to increase their sharpness and clarity. I ended with a small vignette.Continue reading “Beach Reflection”

Beach Squirrel?

Along 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach there are these cute little squirrel type animals that are so curious. I have a feeling they’re not afraid of humans due to all the tourists who feed them. We neither fed them nor pet them, but we did get very close! The original¬†was a little flat. IContinue reading “Beach Squirrel?”

Surf’s Up

Dreaming of the pros. Catching any waves we can. The original was just a little lopsided and dim so I cropped to straighten. I lightened the pic just a bit but it didn’t do too much with the sticks. So I used an adjustment brush to lighten those and the back of the boy’s head.Continue reading “Surf’s Up”

The Birds

Carmel River State Beach I love how the clouds help make the birds look a little 3D. I also love how deep the sky is. My horizon was off just a touch so I cropped to straighten that. I increased the contrast and clarity to give it more of an HDR look. I didn’t likeContinue reading “The Birds”

A Bright Day

It *was* a bright day at the beach. Then this woman came out and set up her umbrella and it got even brighter. I want one. This was an edit full of cloning out things: people, trash cans, a water tower, random stuff on the sand. I cloned no less than seven things out. IContinue reading “A Bright Day”

Sea oats

Back on the continent, the beaches can be just as beautiful. Big changes to this picture! I cropped in to focus more on the grass and fence. I also cloned out the white building. I decreased the contrast and clarity on this picture. I lowered the highlights but lightened the shadows a bit. I increasedContinue reading “Sea oats”