Photo of the Day
I did my best to channel my inner Robin Williams there. Was I too loud? This morning was a day when I usually go into work early, but as you can see I did not. With my new hours I will be missing a lot of sunrises. I figured that I had better get all the shots that I can while I can still get to them. Today I saw that there really weren’t any clouds that would make it an epic sunrise. With that in mind I wanted something that the sun could backlight for me. What better backdrop than the city of Lafayette? As I was walking away I came up with another idea that I could possibly use so stay tuned. I think that it could make for a much better shot. It was also nice having my picture in the can early in the day after yet another rushed shot yesterday. Of course when that happens I always end up seeing something cool at night as well.
This is another three shot HDR image that was processed in Photomatix. Before clicking on the tone mapping button that I always used to hit I now save the 32 bit image. This is a huge file full of a lot of data. Inside of Lightroom I can use the powerful sliders to really bring that detail out. I had fun tweaking the sliders here to get an image very close to the one that I saw. The RAW file never looks as good as the real thing. You have to bring that out. Here I thought that I did that fairly well. I also cropped the shot a bit to give it a more cinematic feel. I thought that there were things at the top and bottom of the image that would distract so I got rid of them. I like how this shot turned out overall.
Save the Date!
On October 13th I will be hosting another photowalk on the campus of Purdue. It is a football gameday so I think I may try and have it cover a portion of the festivities surrounding the game. I will have more details in the near future.