Promise of things to come

Fall is here, but we have small bits of promises that spring will return.

The dogwood berries

A cluster of dogwood berries stand out on an otherwise barren branch. Not So SAHM

The promise of things to come – ProjectEdit365 – 21 Sep

The original lacked good composition. I love dogwood trees and so I guess I just wanted to take a picture of a barren one. . . I knew the red berries would stand out in a photo, but I sure didn’t compose the shot very well. So, I cropped for that. I used an adjustment brush to sharpen the berries and keep the rest of the picture out of focus. I adjusted the green levels to get them to a hue I preferred. I then ran a preset over everything. Here’s the original:

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The Tree

I feel like I’m running out of pictures for September, and we’re only half-way through! That may mean some crazy editing and/or new techniques! In the meantime, I found a somewhat pretty but boring picture of a field, a fence, and a tree, and dressed it up a bit.

A beautiful field, tree, and fence. Not So SAHM

The Tree – ProjectEdit365 – 15 Sep

To make the picture more dramatic, I increased the clarity, decreased the highlights, and adjusted the temp and tint sliders until I got a look that I liked. I used a radial filter to highlight the opening in the fence. I used an adjustment filter on the sky to decrease the exposure a touch. I also cropped out that rectangle thing just to the right and in the background of “the tree” and added another bush. Here’s the original:

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Rainbow Eucalyptus close up

We visited Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Fl. The flora and fauna were so amazing. Everything. We were excited to see a rainbow eucalyptus since the last time we saw them was in Hawaii. The colors are just so amazing!

A close up of the bark of a rainbow eucalyptus. Not So SAHM

Rainbow eucalyptus – ProjectEdit365 – 04 Sep

All I did with the original was increase the contrast and clarity and sharpen it a bit. Here’s the original:

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