Pure Joy

She exudes happiness wherever she goes.

She reminds me to live a little and enjoy the small things.

Girl jumps with pure joy from a park bench. Not so SAHM

Pure joy – ProjectEdit365 – 20 Dec

Seeing this photo reminds me that I either need to get my long lens repaired or buy a new one (an upgrade). This would be better if the background were more out of focus. See what I did to take the background out of focus, and see what the original looked like over at Project Edit 365. Thanks!

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Pensive Pose

My youngest helped me scout a location last year for a family shoot. We brought along the umbrella prop to play with. It would make more sense if there were even a cloud in the sky. I think she makes it work. 😉

Girl sits with umbrella thinking. Not So SAHM

Pensive pose – ProjectEdit365 – 13 Dec

The stump she’s sitting on is cool, but the background is all over the place. I cropped. . . head over to ProjectEdit365 to see the rest of the post and the original photo. I ran out of media space on this blog so I did what I should have done from the start – gave my project its own blog!

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Bernie in a Boat

Y’all, the man on the left hand side of the photo looks like Bernie Sanders.

He’s floating down the Potomac just like his dreams of becoming president. . .

People float down the Potomac River in kayaks. Not So SAHM

Bernie in a Boat – ProjectEdit365 – 18 Sep

Presets are great when you know the look you’re wanting and you know you have a preset already that can get you there without having to manipulate all the sliders individually. I found a preset that I like and then went ahead and tweaked it a little to look more the way I wanted. I cropped to cut out the object on the right.  Here is the original:

18september

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Leisurely Float down the Potomac

Riverbend Park is a small area north of Great Falls Park in Northern Virginia. If it’s ever too crowded at Great Falls, head up to Riverbend!

A man floats down the Potomac River at Riverbend Park in Northern Virginia. Not So SAHM

Leisurely Float – ProjectEdit365 – 12 Sep

I started out by making the original more dynamic by increasing the usual sliders: contrast, clarity, vibrance (just a tad). But I wanted to add some character to the photo so I added a preset. I adjusted that a bit to get the look I wanted. I used an adjustment brush on the man and his reflection to sharpen it specifically. Here’s the original:

12september

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