Pensive Pose

My youngest helped me scout a location last year for a family shoot. We brought along the umbrella prop to play with. It would make more sense if there were even a cloud in the sky. I think she makes it work. ūüėČ

Girl sits with umbrella thinking. Not So SAHM

Pensive pose – ProjectEdit365 – 13 Dec

The stump she’s sitting on is cool, but the background is all over the place. I cropped. . . head over to ProjectEdit365 to see the rest of the post and the original photo. I ran out of media space on this blog so I did what I should have done from the start – gave my project its own blog!

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Museum Silhouette

How long do we have to stay at the museum?

Our girls are really good about going out and doing adult things, like spending time at an art museum. There is some antsy-ness that goes on, but they’re learning how to either make things interesting or be patient while they die of boredom. Here, they were patient with Mommy as I asked them to pose in front of the window, knowing that I’d get a good silhouette. Well, somewhat patient.

Two girls stand in silhouette in front of a tall museum window. Not So SAHM

Museum Silhouette – Project Edit 365 – 03 Oct

The original was just dark. I blew out the highlights coming in from the window and turned it into black and white. I used a small adjustment brush on my daughter’s face so her features would stand out just a little. Here’s the original:

03oct

 

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Patriot

A Capitol Fourth is always very crowded. Tip: go to the dress rehearsal the night before. Exact same show, somewhat manageable crowds. In 2015, it rained and all I had to capture images was my iPhone. I was so happy to catch the following:


The original was all in color but I wanted to focus totally on the umbrella so I used an adjustment brush to desaturate the background. I increased the vibrancy of the umbrella just a bit and decreased the noise of the whole picture.

Happy almost 4th!

The original:


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Pathway

We took a stroll around Georgetown one day. I don’t remember what house or gardens this pathway is a part of, but cobblestone is always a good choice.

A pathway leads to places unknown in Georgetown NotSoSAHM

Pathway – ProjectEdit365 – 15Mar

The original: The main edit was going black and white and then “healing” out two magnolia seed pods along the cobblestone.

15Mar

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metallic pieces of an american flag hanging at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. NotSoSAHM

Silver-Spangled Banner

One of my favorite displays at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. is the American flag Рdone in an original way.

I love the texture and the different colors of the individual tiles.

metallic pieces of an american flag hanging at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. NotSoSAHM

Silver-spangled banner – ProjectEdit365 – 16 Feb

The whole flag (unedited)

16FebOriginal

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