Photo of the Day
This photo is one that I always wished that I had to do over again. I shot it out of the tram that was taking us around NASA in 2006. I took one shot in auto mode on a moving vehicle. I would have loved to be in front of this to compose it a bit better. Ever since watching ‘The Right Stuff’ as a kid I was amazed at what we were able to accomplish in space. On my way to a Purdue bowl game I stopped by NASA to see where it all started. Of course the movie showed all of the astronauts listed here going through the process of becoming astronauts. I was really cool to see the historic pads where a lot of history happened. I need to get back down there to see it again. There was so much to take in the first time, but I have some ideas of what I would like to see again. I also have some better equipment in order to get some cool pictures.
This was an easy edit. I used a Trey Ratcliff preset for Lightroom called Sunday Time Alone. It gave the picture the older feel that I was looking for. A couple of slider adjustments after that, and it was ready to go. I like using presets on some of these older pictures because it gives them an older feel. At a place with such history I think that works even better.