Fresh Veggies Farm Stand

The greater Monterey, CA area is called the Salad Bowl of America. As you head east from Monterey to Salinas, you pass from a temperate coastal zone to a hot climate with fertile soil. The produce around that area is amazing.

Fresh from the dirt.

Fresh veggies sit in individual baskets at a Salinas, CA farm stand. Not So SAHM

Fresh Veggies Farm Stand – ProjectEdit365 – 17 Oct

The original photo had a dark and somewhat yellow cast. I cooled the temp and decreased the clarity and contrast. I also added a preset that gives it an overall less contrasty look (not sure what to call it). And I added a small vignette. Here’s the original:

17oct

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Rolling green hills accented by a deep blue sky near Salinas, California NotSoSAHM

Bucolic

It may seem like a boring countryside picture, and well, it is. But I had to do a lot of editing to get it to this point. Take a look at the before and after. This is an iPhone pic taken while in motion on a California country highway. With A LOT of power lines.

AFTER:

Rolling green hills accented by a deep blue sky near Salinas, California NotSoSAHM

California countryside – ProjectEdit365 – 14Feb

BEFORE:

14FebOriginal

Those power lines were a bear to remove, but I think I did a respectable job. I probably could have erased that sign too. . .

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