Photo of the Day
Tune in to 91.7. That is what the sign says on the outside of my brother’s house in Martinsville, Indiana. Every year he puts on a display of lights set to music that just seems to get bigger every year. You can see more about his display on his Facebook page here. I had a big plan for this photo, but for some reason it really did not turn out how I thought it should. The good news is that I have time on my side to make it better.
For this photo I had an idea in mind. Perhaps it was too far reaching of an idea. I wanted to get a picture of the house with all of the lights on, and then shut the lights down, and get a picture of the stars in the sky around the house. Trying for both at the same time would not work, but separately it could. I could then mask the photos together in Photoshop. I admittedly am not very good in Photoshop. In fact with the new edition that I own I couldn’t even figure out how to get the two photos into the same project for a while. Eventually I merged the two photos together. Somewhere in the dark of the night though my focus must have been off. I don’t like the look of the stars here. I think that this really is a photo that deserves a redo. Sometimes the fun of having a big idea is going through the process of figuring out just how to make it happen. It is that challenge that makes photography fun for me.