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”

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”

Waikiki Moonrise

Aloha, Waikiki! There wasn’t much to do – just intensify the colors and provide a little more contrast. I increased the contrast and clarity, vibrance and saturation. I had to decrease the noise quite a bit because I think I took this with my phone. I did a mixture of adjusting the highlights, shadows, blacks,Continue reading “Waikiki Moonrise”

Pearl Harbor

When you’re at the memorial and look down in the water, you can still see oil seeping up from the USS Arizona. The edit for this picture was mostly stylistic. I cropped to remove some of the foreground plants and to use the rule of thirds to place the memorial in the picture. I sharpenedContinue reading “Pearl Harbor”

Let’s go surfin’ now. . .

Everybody’s learning how. . . in Waikiki I wanted a touch of a vintage look. I picked a preset that I liked and tried to mimic it, instead of using it. I cropped in a little and healed out the falling, yellow leaf in front of one of the boards. I warmed the temp andContinue reading “Let’s go surfin’ now. . .”


a salutation a farewell wish but really – love, affection, peace America needs some aloha right now. I was so excited to try some beach writing out when we went to Hawaii. The original shot didn’t quite cut it though. The horizon wasn’t straight so I straightened that. I cloned and healed out the footprintsContinue reading “Aloha!”