The Headless Saint

Saint Denis – Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. I learned that, in art, those who are carrying their heads are called “cephalophores“.

The statue of Saint Denis holds his head on the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Not So SAHM

Headless Saint – ProjectEdit365 – 11 Aug

The original was dark with too much going on. I cropped in and lowered the saturation to zero to make it black and white. I increased the contrast and clarity. I increased the exposure and whites and lightened the shadows. I used a radial adjustment around the head to lighten it just a little bit more than the rest of the photo. Finally, I added a small vignette. The original:

11August

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Standing watch

I spied these two at a house right at a beach on Oahu. There’s so much to look at, including a pair of work gloves on the shoulders of the man on the right.

Two life-size asian statues stand on either side of a front door on a beach house on Oahu Not So SAHM

Standing watch – ProjectEdit365 – 31 July

From the original, I cropped in to focus on the statues. I cooled the temperature just a bit and slid the tint slider towards the magenta. I decreased the exposure, contrast, and highlights and increased the clarity. I used an adjustment brush on the statues to sharpen them a bit and make their texture more distinct. Here is the original:

31July

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