Fall in Central Park

Even New York City experiences the changing of the leaves. (These benches are one of my favorite parts of Central Park).

The sun sets behind golden leaves in Central Park. Not So SAHM

Fall in Central Park – ProjectEdit365 – 03 Nov

I brightened up the original just a little and added some warmth to it. I increased the contrast but decreased the clarity just a bit. Lowered the highlights and lightened the shadows. I used an adjustment brush on the sidewalk to increase its texture. I used a graduated filter on the lower fourth of the frame to increase the exposure. Here’s the original:

03nov

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She chose a golden leaf

Everything is magical for the young (and the young at heart).

A girl holds a golden leaf and stands in front of a forest of changing leaves. Not So SAHM

She chose a yellow leaf – ProjectEdit365 – 16 Oct

When I looked at the original of this picture, I realized I needed to brighten her face and maybe sharpen her eyes. So I did that using an adjustment brush and a radial filter. I didn’t even mess with the background. It was a quick edit. Here’s the original:

16oct

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