Liberty’s Torch

Visiting Ellis Island was a great history lesson. I don’t know that I have any direct ancestors who passed through here — so many families do.

The Statue of Liberty's Torch. Not So SAHM

Liberty’s Torch – ProjectEdit365 – 15 Nov

At first, I was working on editing the whole picture. Then I zoomed in to the torch for some reason and realized I wanted to focus on that. There’s so much detail! I decreased the contrast and increased the clarity. I also lightened the shadows. I used adjustment brushes on the underneath of the torch and on the bottom tip. I decreased the noise a bit and added a vignette. Here’s the original:

15nov

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Macy’s Parade – Lady Liberty’s Torch

Spreading her light and liberty throughout the parade route! Hey there, sailors!

By the way, everyone we were standing around was nice. Maybe they were all tourists, but everyone kind of let everyone be.

A parade float with the torch of the statue of liberty floats by in the macy's thanksgiving day parade. Not So SAHM

Macy’s Parade – Lady Liberty’s Torch – ProjectEdit365 – 06 Nov

I love the grittier look for urban photography. I cropped again to straighten and increased the contrast and clarity. Doing that makes the picture dark so I had to increase the shadows. Here’s the original:

06nov

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