Team Spirit

Almost always the underdog. That makes it that much sweeter when they win. During the game that I took this picture, Ga Tech beat UNC 68-50.

A cheerleader runs with the giant Ga Tech flag. Not So SAHM

Team Spirit – ProjectEdit365 – 30 Nov

The original was an ok photograph, a little dark, but I decided to make it look a little bit vintage and add some focus onto the flag. I used two Lightroom presets on it and then adjusted those looks until I was happy with the look. I used a radial filter to decrease the exposure on everything but the flag. Here’s the original:

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Long May It Wave

Flags circle the Washington Monument in DC.

American flags wave in the breeze. Not So SAHM

Long May It Wave – ProjectEdit365 – 23 Sep

The original photo was pretty decent but I wanted to give it some character. I increased the clarity and decreased the highlights and vibrance. I I gave it a lot of grain. Here’s the original:

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Patriot

A Capitol Fourth is always very crowded. Tip: go to the dress rehearsal the night before. Exact same show, somewhat manageable crowds. In 2015, it rained and all I had to capture images was my iPhone. I was so happy to catch the following:


The original was all in color but I wanted to focus totally on the umbrella so I used an adjustment brush to desaturate the background. I increased the vibrancy of the umbrella just a bit and decreased the noise of the whole picture.

Happy almost 4th!

The original:


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metallic pieces of an american flag hanging at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. NotSoSAHM

Silver-Spangled Banner

One of my favorite displays at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. is the American flag – done in an original way.

I love the texture and the different colors of the individual tiles.

metallic pieces of an american flag hanging at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. NotSoSAHM

Silver-spangled banner – ProjectEdit365 – 16 Feb

The whole flag (unedited)

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