Dieppe, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

Fête Nautique. Neuilly-sur-Marne. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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Fête Nautique. Neuilly-sur-Marne. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Dieppe, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

Normandy, France. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

En route to Rouen. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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En route to Rouen. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

En route to Rouen. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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En route to Rouen. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

As taken Lightroom 5 basic editing HDR editing, free photo editing on iPiccy.com

A Beautiful Storm, landscape format, editing progression. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

1. As taken

2. Basic editing in Lightroom 5: straighten horizon line, highlights -100, shadows 0, white point +67, black point -10, contrast +2, clarity +7, vibrance +5, adjustments to the tone curve: lights +3, darks -5, shadows -5, sharpen 9, detail 29, luminance 11, vignette -14.

3. HDR edit, available to anyone on iPiccy.com, faded out by 30%, small adjustment to tone curve to add the shadows back in. I really love what HDR editing does to skies, bringing out a full tonal range in the image, and the way light appears on the water emphasizing highlights and shadows- making the wind appear on the surface.

But, I like them both. :-)

Voilà :-)

“I don’t know where my road is going, but I know that I walk better when I hold your hand.”   ~Alfred de Musset
Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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“I don’t know where my road is going, but I know that I walk better when I hold your hand.”
~Alfred de Musset

Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Revisiting Chateau Champs-sur-Marne. Photos by Amber Maitrejean
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Revisiting Chateau Champs-sur-Marne. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

Pineapple rain. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
No edit, lowered exposure by 1/3.
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Pineapple rain. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

No edit, lowered exposure by 1/3.

Along the River Saône. Photo and gif by Amber Maitrejean
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Along the River Saône. Photo and gif by Amber Maitrejean

The meadow in black and white. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

Goldenrod in August. Photos by Amber Maitrejean

August in the meadow. Photo by Amber Maitrejean
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August in the meadow. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

Queen Anne’s Amazing Lace. Photos by Amber Maitrejean