Iao Valley, shrouded in clouds

Iao Valley, during a summer afternoon rain.

Clouds cover the lush, green Iao Valley on the island of Maui Not So SAHM

Iao Valley – ProjectEdit365 – 25 July

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 much green), and a couple of rain spots on my lens. I used the clone tool to get rid of those. The original:


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Reading the Palm

This palm tells me there may be holes in my future that I need to fill (with travel).

Close up black and white of a palm leaf in Maui, Hawaii Not So SAHM

Reading the Palm – ProjectEdit365 – 24 July

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 cropping to have the midrib extend from the bottom right corner, but it took too much off of the leaf, so I left it as is. It still shows movement across the photo. I changed the photo to black and white and then increased the contrast and clarity. I adjusted the highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks to get a look I liked, then I moved on to the individual colors. I adjusted those to achieve a look I liked. Finally I sharpened the whole picture and reduced the noise just a bit. Here’s the original:


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