Creating the Photo: Purdue Baseball Sunset

Story of the Photo

This is something that I have wanted to do for a while, but I just have not gotten around to figuring out the things needed to do it. I have not used iMovie very often, but it really is a great tool to make some interesting videos. I thought that instead of a purely processing video that I could show a little of the actual shooting. While making pictures at the Purdue Baseball game I saw the sun about to set. I threw on my 17-35mm lens to capture the event. As you can see in the video I was trying to squeeze the shot in to my game coverage so I initially was trying to shoot the sunset from the top of the concourse. I quickly realized that I needed to just make the picture that was in my mind. I went to the bottom to make the photo. I think part of the fun of a video like this is how it shows what the photo looks like before it goes through Lightroom. The HDR process really gives you some freedom in the program to crank some sliders. With the 32 bit file they have a lot of range to work with. I think that a video like this one could be great when I go out into the field to make some images at the potholes or another place that I like to make pictures at. This adds a little time to the process, but really it is not very much. It is kind of fun to look back at what I made in the end. Usually when I see an image I have an idea of what I want to do to it, but I really don’t know until I start to process the photo. I use similar tools, but the end product may change depending on how creative I am feeling that day. This will be a fun little project that I would like to continue for a little while at least. Let me know if you like it.

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