Welcome To A Purdue Christmas

Christmas At The Purdue Arch

I have made many images at this arch since it was put on the campus of Purdue. I have stayed away from it lately because of all of the construction around it. There are not many angles that look good right now with construction fence everywhere. Here I found a way to make the construction go away while still getting the important info into the frame. I don’t know what they are doing with the construction around the Union, but I am interested in what kind of new photos I will be able to make when I am done.

The Unexpected Photo

Last night I made the photo that I went out to make. On the way back to my car I decided to try an image of the Union Hotel entrance decorated with the lights. I made an okay image, but I was not happy with the results. I started to walk back to the car when I saw this arch lit up. The hotel image saved me from taking the shortcut to the car where I would never have seen this image. This was not even on my radar when I left the house, but it ended up being my favorite photo of the night.

Close, But No Cigar

After I made the photo at the top of the post I decided to try a photo with my 85mm lens from a bit further back. I was nearly in the road, but I couldn’t get back far enough. Ideally with that lens I would want to be on one knee in the road to make the photo that I had in mind. It was nearly midnight, but traffic was still heavy enough in the road to slow me down. I decided that maybe later in the season I will show up with my 24-105mm lens to try and dial this in a little more. I like the photo at the top of the post, but I think that it could be a little better.

Holiday Plans

A couple of days ago I made my post about the Lafayette Christmas parade. I was done catching up on my sports photography, and I thought that it was a good point to start making my Christmas posts. My hope is that I can keep that up through Christmas. This is an amazing time of year, and it lends itself to photography as well with all of the lights. As I write this I have made some wildlife images that I am dying to share, but they will come when the season is over. I usually take a small break from posting at that time, and having some scheduled content that I really like is a great way to do that.

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