Fresh Fruit

Back in Hawaii – near Waikiki there is a small farmers’ market with fresh fruit.

A seller chops up fresh coconut at a fruit stand in Waikiki Hawaii Not So SAHM

Fresh Fruit – ProjectEdit365 – 28 July

There’s a lot going on in the picture, which is all great (everybody is doing their own thing), but I wanted to focus on the man chopping the coconut. So I found a preset to use and then adjusted it slightly. I cropped in to take out the gloved hand and sharpened the whole picture. The preset lowered the saturation a little too much so I increased it just a tad. I then added a radial filter to focus on the man. I lowered the exposure on everything outside of the radial filter. Here’s the original:


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Waikiki Moonrise

Aloha, Waikiki!

The moon rises over Waikiki and Oahu Not So SAHM

Waikiki Moonrise – ProjectEdit365 – 23 July

There wasn’t much to do – just intensify the colors and provide a little more contrast. I increased the contrast and clarity, vibrance and saturation. I had to decrease the noise quite a bit because I think I took this with my phone. I did a mixture of adjusting the highlights, shadows, blacks, and whites. I also added a slight vignette. Here’s the original:


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Let’s go surfin’ now. . .

Everybody’s learning how. . .

in Waikiki

A man sets up surf boards for rent on Waikiki Beach on Oahu, Hawaii Not So SAHM

Let’s go surfin’ now – ProjectEdit365 – 17 July

I wanted a touch of a vintage look. I picked a preset that I liked and tried to mimic it, instead of using it. I cropped in a little and healed out the falling, yellow leaf in front of one of the boards. I warmed the temp and slid the tint slider towards magenta. I decreased the contrast and increased the clarity. Lowered the highlights and brightened the shadows. I decreased the vibrancy and saturation. I sharpened the picture and reduced the noise by a touch, BUT then I added some grain. . . not a pro, here. I also added some vignetting. Here’s the original:


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Hawaii (to warm our winter bones)

Unless you’re located south of the Equator you’re probably getting sick of the cold. It can’t be just me. Wanting to strangle poor Punxsutawney Phil made me realize that I needed a boost of Vitamin D and some temps above 60.

If you’ve been feeling the same way then these pics are for you. We went to Hawaii this past summer, and right about now I wish I were back there. Hover over the pics for captions. Click on them to see a larger size.

Warm wishes to you!

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