Pet Donkey and Juxtaposition

When your pet donkey is the only thing you have.

We went Mexico on a mission trip. We visited this neighborhood, I can’t remember the name, to deliver basic supplies. When I took this picture I was focused on the donkey and his rope lead. I don’t think I noticed the neighborhoods on the hill in the background. I can’t imagine what these people think when they see those neighborhoods looking down on them, and I can’t imagine what the people in those hilltop neighborhoods think when they look down into the valley.

A donkey stands with a rope lead in a destitute neighborhood with a wealthy neighborhood on a hilltop in the distance. Not So SAHM

Juxtaposition – ProjectEdit365 – 26 Oct

The original needed to be cropped a bit to get rid of much of the dirt and draw the eye from the donkey to the hilltop neighborhoods. I increased the exposure and clarity and lightened the shadows. I decreased the contrast, highlights, and blacks. I increased the vibrance of the blue in the sky and decreased the noise. Here’s the original:


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Donkey’s Cross

Did you know there is a legend that explains the cross on the backs of donkeys? A donkey carried Christ into Jerusalem during the Passion, and since then donkeys have had crosses on their backs. The white one’s cute too, but I love the contrast of colors on the other two.


Donkey’s Cross – ProjectEdit365 – 09 Oct

The original photo was kind of flat. I increased the contrast and vibrance, and decreased the clarity and highlights. I also moved the tint slider slightly towards magenta. I used adjustment brushes on the donkeys to increase their sharpness and clarity.Here’s the original:


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