Standing watch

I spied these two at a house right at a beach on Oahu. There’s so much to look at, including a pair of work gloves on the shoulders of the man on the right. From the original, I cropped in to focus on the statues. I cooled the temperature just a bit and slid theContinue reading “Standing watch”

Sailboats in Nawiliwili Bay

In my dream I’m drifting on the whitest sailboat, in between a sea and sky that are competing for the bluest. The original was beautiful, but a little dull and too bright. I used graduated filters to lower the exposure of the sky and decrease the shadows of the hills. I used a radial filterContinue reading “Sailboats in Nawiliwili Bay”

Hidden cove

It’s not really hidden, it’s on the Road to Hana – there were people everywhere! But somehow I got a shot with barely anyone visible. The original was dull so I upped the contrast and clarity. I decreased the shadows and the highlights in the sky. I changed the temp towards the warm, but evenContinue reading “Hidden cove”

Fresh Fruit

Back in Hawaii – near Waikiki there is a small farmers’ market with fresh fruit. There’s a lot going on in the picture, which is all great (everybody is doing their own thing), but I wanted to focus on the man chopping the coconut. So I found a preset to use and then adjusted itContinue reading “Fresh Fruit”

Iao Valley, shrouded in clouds

Iao Valley, during a summer afternoon rain. What I worked on with this picture was cloning man-made objects out. And rain spots on the lens. If you look at the original, you’ll see a parking lot with someone in a red top, a building on the left, a bare patch on the right (without muchContinue reading “Iao Valley, shrouded in clouds”

Reading the Palm

This palm tells me┬áthere may be holes in my future that I need to fill (with travel). I loved these palm leaves. I’m so glad I ended up getting a fairly close up of one. I’m pretty sure I knew I wanted to go black and white when I snapped the shot. I tried croppingContinue reading “Reading the Palm”