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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Ellis Island Chandelier

“Give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

– Emma Lazarus “The New Colossus”

This chandelier hangs in the registry hall at Ellis Island. I could stare at it and the brickwork for hours.

A beautiful chandelier hangs beneath equally beautiful brickwork in the registry hall at Ellis Island. Not So SAHM

Ellis Island Chandelier – ProjectEdit365 – 02 Nov

The original was dull so I increased the contrast and clarity. I used a graduated filter on the lower portion of the ceiling to brighten it a bit. Here’s the original:

02nov

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