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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hawaii Edits

Hello - I wanted to show you people a few more photos from Hawaii - something to hold you over until I'm fully back (mentally) and can tell you more of a story behind these places.

These are just a few (some you saw in the last post, others are unseen) that I've been playing with in Photoshop- enjoy!

This first picture is a Red sand beach on Maui - it's quite a hike to get there (not so bad in distance, but the trail is .. iffy .. in some spots).  In all the books it's warned that this is a clothing optional beach - lucky for us, everyone had their clothes on :)  Isn't that blue water simply amazing?
 You've already seen this one - but I added a slight vignette around the edges to pull in the focus a bit.  I almost wish there had been a cloud in this picture - I feel like it looks fake.
 You've also seen this - I just adjusted the levels and tried to brighten it up a bit.  I really like this picture, I think it's fun.
 You've also seen this - again just tried to make the colors pop a bit and brightened it up
 This one is new to you - these were the only surf boards we seen in a rack, and I was on a mission to find them.  It was a cloudy day, so I had to do some editing to make the sky look blue - I don't remember how I did it, but I like it!
 Mai Tai's at the Luau :)
 This next one I'd like your opinion on.  Top picture is the original photo, straight out of the camera, then photo below is the edited version that I've played around to get.  Which do you like better?  I'm toying with framing this one.  It's our real flower lei's that we got from the luau - which is one of my favorite memories from the trip, I was even able to get these lei's home with us ... I'm hoping I'll be able to move them to the new house successfully.... ugh.  So - which do you like better?

 Same picture, just brightened up; too much?  Not enough?  Thoughts?!

Back to work now... 


Dana Leigh said...

Beautiful pictures all around and I can't wait to get to Hawaii and experience it myself. I like the edited version of the lei better. Nice job editing but then again, what do I know?

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my gosh these are so gorgeous Ang, that first one is just incredible!

Smart Ass Sara said...

Did you get to see black sand beaches?? I heard those are really neat. I love that first one!!

Kristi said...

Red sand?! Wow! Very cool photos.
Do you use custom white balance?? I think the lei shot would've been more true to color if you had, perhaps? I always use it with my food shots or else the colors are totally off

Anonymous said...

that red sand beach is AMAZING!

Not sure which one i like better... I think the edited one is a bit more eye-catching!

JerseySjov said...

i like the edited one... having the whites a bit whiter makes it look better-than-real

Harley said...

Love the first and fourth photos. Also prefer the brightened leis (is that the right word)? All these photos are beautiful though! Did you go swimming?


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