Aloha!

a salutation

a farewell wish

but really – love, affection, peace

America needs some aloha right now.

The word aloha is written the in the sand of a beach on the Hawaiian island of Oahu Not So SAHM

Aloha! – ProjectEdit365 – 13 July

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 footprints and the little head bobbing in the water in the distance. I increased the contrast and decreased the clarity. I upped the highlights and vibrance. Lastly I added a small vignette. The only thing that could make it better would be a palm tree! Aloha, my friends!

13July

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Rugged

‘Rugged’

is the best word to describe it.

Well, maybe ‘beautiful’.

The rugged landscape of the pacific coast along the pacific coast highway NotSoSAHM

Rugged – ProjectEdit365 – 24 Apr

The original was flat and lacked depth:

24Apr

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Haze hugs the Big Sur Coast along the Pacific Coast Highway south of Carmel California Not So SAHM
Sail boat on calm waters in Monterey Bay Not So SAHM

Toy Boat

(Say that fast five times)

Oh the magnificent deep that lies just below these calm waters. Monterey Bay is an underwater canyon, about the depth of the Grand Canyon.

After:

Sail boat on calm waters in Monterey Bay Not So SAHM

Toy Boat – ProjectEdit365 – 10 Feb

Here is the original. Very flat and very blue. When I started manipulating it, I realized it was taking on a toy-like quality.

10FebOriginal


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Sunset at Pacific Grove, California Not So SAHM

Set the world on fire

Another HDR type effect. The before and after differences are amazing! Most of those black shapes in the water are rocks. One or two of them are the heads of harbor seals! This is one of the amazing beaches along the coast between Pacific Grove and Asilomar.

AFTER:

Sunset at Pacific Grove, California Not So SAHM

Set the world on fire – Project Edit 365 – 09 Feb

BEFORE:

09FebOriginal

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