Keeper of the boats

This guy knows the perfect spot for fishing. And his little seagull friend is waiting in the wings. While researching the bird, I found out that a white heron is the same as a great egret. I wonder what he calls himself? Full, if he can spot a fish.

A white heron (great egret) is perched on a boat waiting to spot a a fish. Not So SAHM

Keeper of the boats – ProjectEdit365 – 16 Sep

Even though the cropped picture still has a lot going on, the original wasn’t quite focused on anything. I cropped and used radial filters to focus on the heron (egret). I lowered the contrast and saturation but increased the highlights, clarity, and vibrancy. Here’s the original:


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University Bay

We visited some friends in Madison, WI during our cross-country drive last summer. The University of Wisconsin sits on Lake Mendota. The students sunbathe along the shore (on these docks), relax at waterfront cafes, and have a spectacular view pretty much anywhere in Madison (the whole town is charming).

Boats rest on a dock at the University of Wisconsin in Madison Not So SAHM

University Bay – ProjectEdit365 – 28 June

I normally like to increase the contrast and clarity with water pictures, but this time I wanted to go softer. So I decreased the contrast and clarity and increased the vibrancy since decreasing those dulled the picture. I straightened the picture using the horizon, but the dock front was pretty distracting so I cropped that out. I gave the picture a slight vignetting. The original:



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The San Giovanni

Sometimes you want to do something fun with an edit. I decided to make this look somewhat like a newspaper article. I googled the San Giovanni to figure out what type of boat it is. It is a “bottom trawl vessel” that fishes for groundfish.

A bottom trawl vessel sits in the Monterey Bay Harbor NotSoSAHM

San Giovanni – ProjectEdit365 – 23 Apr

The original didn’t have anything special going on. I think I liked the fact that there are sea lions resting on the floating tires.


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(layers of) Boats in the Baltimore Harbor

Dragon . . . boats

Paddle . . . boats

Lightship . . . boat (Chesapeake)

many different boats docked in the Baltimore Harbor NotSoSAHM

(layers of) boats – ProjectEdit365 – 16Mar

The dragon boats are what caught my eye, but when I started studying the scene I realized there are several vessel types. With the edit, I tried to draw attention to that instead of how busy the picture is.

Here’s the original:


Nautical Morning

Obviously, we’re back in Monterey with these March edits. I went out one morning and shot the boats from various angles in the Monterey Bay. I’ll be showing more off probably next week.

This is highly edited, but I love the final look. I layered two different Lightroom presets along with some other adjustments.

Boats are docked in the Monterey Harbor on a clear morning - NotSoSAHM

Nautical Morning – ProjectEdit365 – 13 Mar

And the original:


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