Moody Summer & Dreamy Blues

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I got some really nice reception on my tiny announcement the other day. Thanks to the well-wishers! It’s really scary embarking on new adventures, especially when you don’t know how easy/hard it will be. It’s good to have the support of people. Anyway. Yesterday was the hottest day so far, and for a while when I got home it looked like it was going to storm. We ended up only getting a few droplets in our neighborhood but there was a distinct atmosphere in the back yard, which is kind of small with lots of greenery right now. It was all closed in and full feeling. 0609-3 0609-5 0609-6
While messing around in Lightroom this weekend while I went through and re-processed my photos from Hawai’i, I came up with a perfect combination of presets to achieve this super dreamy affect. It’s a combination of VSCO and some screwing around. I named it “Dreamy Blues.”
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Since then I went through and re-processed my cabin photos from last year as well. The trick is bumping up the clarity slider a lot which is something I don’t do because it runs the risk of ending up in ShittyHDR. Somehow I found a way to marry all these different elements, especially the milky blacks and no grain. Mmmmm, so dreamy. I also came up with a different preset I decided to call “Moody Summer.” I want to think that those two presets kind of sum up my attitudes about photography and processing in general:
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0609-20And then we had some crazy clouds. I didn’t take a picture of the whole big sky, but it felt huge. Lots of layers. This is one of those events where everybody in the city will jump on instagram for.0609-26 0609-27
Oh yeah, dose Dreamy Blues.

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Hi! I'm a graphic designer, photographer and female person. I live in Minneapolis with my husband Alan and our baby son Alexander and baby cat Arya.

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