Big imagination

She can take a leaf and create a whole world with back story, intrigue, good guys, bad guys, and no ending – because the story always continues.

Girl walks with leaf with NYC skyline in background. Not So SAHM

Big Imagination – ProjectEdit365 – 24 Nov

The original was too dark. I increased the exposure only a little. I think what helped is moving the tone curve line up. That also matted things a bit, which I wanted for this pic. I didn’t want the buildings to be too distinctive. I used an adjustment brush on her face to lighten it up and another brush to increase the contrast and clarity on her hair. I also decided to clone out the men, but I didn’t even think about cloning out the buoy in the water. I increased the vibrance and moved the tint slider towards magenta. I sharpened and decreased the noise and added a small vignette. Here’s the original:

24nov

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The rebuilding of WTC

One World Trade Center is now complete and it’s so beautiful. I desperately want to get back to NYC to see it. This was taken in 2011, standing near the Statue of Liberty.

One World Trade Center in the middle of construction. Not So SAHM

The Rebuilding – ProjectEdit365 – 23 Nov

The original was hazy. I increased the contrast and clarity and reduced the noise. I used a graduated filter over the buildings to warm them up a touch. Here’s the original:

23nov

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