Ugly gourds

Don’t judge a book by its cover or a gourd by its bumps?

Various gourds, some with bumps, fill a wooden orchard container. Not So SAHM

Ugly gourds – ProjectEdit365 – 12 Oct

The original photo was dark. I cropped in to focus more on the gourds and not on the surroundings. I made various adjustments and just wasn’t happy with what I was getting, so I ran a preset and liked the results! Here is the original:

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Hello, Fall!

I love the backlighting from the sun, and need to practice this more. I also love Ash’s pose.

11oct

Hello, Fall! – ProjectEdit365 – 11 Oct

The brightness of the sun can wash things out. I decreased the contrast, increased the clarity, and reduced the shadows a bit. I also reduced the exposure by a very small amount. I used an adjustment filter on their faces to sharpen them. I added a hint of a vignette. Here’s the original:

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Fall in the Country

You never know what you’re going to find on a farm. Tractors and pumpkins: definitely. A gorgeous fence, field, and sunset: any day. But steps that lead to nothing? I chuckled at that one.

10oct

Fall in the Country – ProjectEdit365 – 10 Oct

The original wasn’t much different than the finished product. Less golden light and vibrance. I increased the clarity and slid the tint slider more towards the green. I also gave it a small vignette. I used two graduated filters. The first was on the sky to warm the temperature. The second was on the grass to decrease the contrast to give it a more vintage feel. Here’s the original:

10oct

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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.

09oct

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:

09oct

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Pastel Farm

So, even though we were in the sweet golden hour while at this farm for some fall fun, I really loved the pastel color of the sky. So I ran with it. Dreamy.

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Pastel Farm – ProjectEdit365 – 08 Oct

The original was kind of cool, but not really anything – mainly white. So I increased the contrast, vibrance, and saturation. I decreased the highlights and clarity. Here’s the original:

08oct

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