Painted Eucalyptus – an ant’s-eye view

They’re so fascinating. As the bark peels off, the different layers are different colors.

This is a tree I could hug.

An ant's view looking up at a painted eucalyptus tree on Maui's Road to Hana Not So SAHM

Painted Eucalyptus, Up Close – ProjectEdit365 – 22 July

The original was kind of flat and dull. I increased the vibrance and saturation and used several different adjustment filters – two for the tree and one for the background. I took away the sharpness of the background to make the trunk the focus of the picture. I also darkened it just a bit. I sharpened the tree and reduced the noise and tried to soften the harshness of the overexposed parts.

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Painted Eucalyptus

The painted eucalyptus trees grow on the side of the road in Maui. Take the Road to Hana and you’ll pass by this grove.

two girls stand amongst the tall painted eucalyptus trees in a grove on the Road to Hana in Maui Hawaii Not So SAHM

Painted Eucalyptus – ProjectEdit365 – 21 July

I wanted to crop in to get the scale of the girls and the trees. Changing the orientation from landscape to portrait helps, I think. I also worked with the settings and a preset to get a little fairy tale/dreamy look. Here’s the original:

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