I took advantage of the rain to play with an umbrella and pavers that look pretty awesome when wet and bathed with warm light. I was actually playing with my hot shoe flash but didn’t like how it was lighting up the plastic. I shot this at f2.8, ISO 1000, at 1/30th of a second. Since nothing was moving, I didn’t really need the flash.

An umbrella sits forgotten on the pavement. Not So SAHM

Forgotten – ProjectEdit365 – 30 Sep

The original was dark(er) with too much background. I cropped in and changed the white balance to get the look I wanted. I used adjustment filters to make the shiny pavers sharper and have more clarity. Here’s the original.


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A Bright Day

It *was* a bright day at the beach.

Then this woman came out and set up her umbrella and it got even brighter.

I want one.

A woman sits shaded under a bright, colorful umbrella at Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. Not So SAHM

A Bright Day – ProjectEdit365 – 02 Aug

This was an edit full of cloning out things: people, trash cans, a water tower, random stuff on the sand. I cloned no less than seven things out. I cropped in to focus more on the ladies relaxing and used a radial brush to make them a little brighter. I also used an adjustment brush on the umbrella to increase its saturation. The original with all the items needing to be cloned:


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Sunshine Lady

My girls love to play in the rain. Usually under an umbrella.

Girl looks out from under a pink umbrella Not So SAHM

Sunshine Lady – ProjectEdit365 – 07 June

As toddlers love to eat, but rarely hit the mark, my girl had food around her mouth. I healed that out and cloned out a crumb on her cheek. I moved the tint slider closer to the green side and the temp slider closer to the cooler side. I used an adjustment brush on her eyes to sharpen them. I used another adjustment brush on the background to soften it. Lastly, I increased the vibrance just a tad. The original (can you spot the messy mouth?):


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