In my continuing quest to go through old photos and update my website and selection, I took this never-before-published photo and worked it out as a panorama. I took this nine years ago… on 8/8/08… and another shot has always been one of my favorites. I love the reflection of the sunset on the clouds, and the old windmill in silhouette. As I was set up taking shots I still remember a car driving by, slowing to look at what I was looking at, and giving me a smile and a ‘thumbs up’.
Is it obvious that this scene was the inspiration for my logo?
Anyway, as I was reprocessing the other photo I looked through the others and this one intrigued me. The upper sky was open and plain and boring so I didn’t know what to do with it. It had never occurred to me to make this one a panorama… until last night.
The other photo I processed to have the silhouette and foreground areas to be more of a stark black, but I allowed a bit of color… the foreground greens… to come out in this one. I like the effect. It’s still dark in those areas, but is also a bit more natural.
This photo is almost like “photo nirvana” to me. It has all the elements that appeal to me… panorama, silhouette, sunset, low-light. What could be better?