Photo of the Day

In January I was coming back from my hometown of LaPorte, IN when the sun was setting. It was really amazing, but I could not find anything in the foreground to add interest. When we were almost home I saw a small stream near the windmills. I pulled over to make this photo. This was a case of pulling over, making the picture, and then getting back into the car. I like the way that sometimes fate smiles on you, and this was one of those times.

Technical Data

I liked how this photo looked after I adjusted the sliders in Lightroom 5. I decided to take the photo into Perfect Effects 8 to see if I could make it look even better. By using a few presets in the program I was able to get the photo to look much better in my opinion. I love how you can add a preset, but then dial down its effect. You can just take what you want from it. It is a super quick way to add effects as you would with Photoshop layers, but without all of the work.


About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at

4 responses »

  1. hawaygeordie says:

    Great colours!

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