The Candy Man Can

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Photo of the Day

Before we went to the graduation at Valpo Sunday we stopped off at the Albanese Candy Factory in Merrillville, Indiana. For years I had seen a house built into what appeared to be a factory. There where no signs then though to say what it was. Now the exterior of the house has been fixed up, and it is a full blown destination. I liked some of the decorations around the shop, and with a new lens in hand I may have overshot the interior of the building. I did take time to set this shot up though. I waited until an employee came over to get some chocolate out of a bin. It gave the person on the swing something to look at, and I think made the picture. I may have more from the candy store in the next couple of days. This is a really cool shop that has something for every candy lover including a 40 foot tall chocolate fondue fountain.

Technical Data

As with yesterday’s picture this one was shot with the 24-70mm lens as well. The high aperture really helps blur the background giving me the look that I want. Right now I don’t want to carry a bunch of prime lenses around so this along with my 70-200mm lens gives me great coverage in the L series glass. In Lightroom I didn’t do a whole lot here. I tried to get it right in the store. I did bump up the highlights a bit as well as add some vibrance. I did something new though, and turned the clarity down. I usually like the clarity up, but I liked the way that it melted away the background even more turned down a bit. In all this was an easy picture to process.

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