Hidden cove

It’s not really hidden, it’s on the Road to Hana – there were people everywhere! But somehow I got a shot with barely anyone visible.

A cove at a black beach on the Road to Hana in Maui, Hawaii Not So SAHM

Hidden Cove – ProjectEdit365 – 29 July

The original was dull so I upped the contrast and clarity. I decreased the shadows and the highlights in the sky. I changed the temp towards the warm, but even with that the grass was still too blue. So I adjusted the hue of the greens. I cloned out a fence on the little peninsula part and used an adjustment filter on the whitecaps to up the clarity and sharpness. Oh, I also used some adjustment filters on the dark rocks to lighten them. The original:

29July

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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:

21July

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