Lines of Wisdom

Don’t judge me because of my lines and curves and wrinkles. There’s a wisdom that comes with them. Relax under my canopy and I will teach you.

A tree spreads its sinewy trunk and branches in Monterey, CA. NotSoSAHM

Lines of wisdom – ProjectEdit365 – 19 Aug

I definitely envisioned this in black and white when I took the picture. So I changed it to black and white and adjusted the different levels to get a look that I like. I used a radial filter to decrease the clarity of the outer oval of the picture, to draw focus more into the middle of the picture. The original:


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Named after a 17th-century Icelandic poet.

Climb to the top for an amazing view of Reykjavik.

Hallgrimskirkja's wonderful architecture stands tall in Reykjavik, Iceland. NotSoSAHM

Hallgrimskirkja – ProjectEdit365 – 18 Aug

The edit was pretty simple for this one – I wanted to bring out the lines and the texture of the brick. I was happy with the composition, so I made it black and white and increased the contrast and clarity. I increased the exposure (barely) and highlights because the sky still seemed too dark. I used a graduated filter on the base to lighten the shadow down there. Here’s the original:


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This is the yellow on the building with the balconies that I posted about yesterday.

I love the lines! I want to live in the building just because the outside is so neat.

The yellow features of a Kalorama building stand out in the sun Not So SAHM

Yellow – ProjectEdit365 – 19 June

You can see the building bowing that the lens creates in the original picture below. The dark line on the bottom looks like it’s bowing up a bit in the middle. I clicked “Enable Profile Corrections” in the Lens Corrections portion in LightRoom. That flattened it out. I cropped in a little to eliminate the yellow line on the left. I sharpened the whole picture and then worked on whitening the bricks and brightening the yellow.


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