Waking up early is no big thing when you know it’s gonna look like this. It doesn’t matter what brand of coffee you drink, I still think this is the best part of waking up.
That would be the Northern Shenandoah Valley. I’d love to come up here and shoot aerial during the sunset, but there are too many people and I don’t want to disrupt their experience with the noise. I don’t want to be “that guy.”
So it’s time to start traveling with the aerial rig. I’m starting to think that my galleries are getting a little saturated with Winchester images (makes sense, right?). Anyway, I know this isn’t very far from me, but it’s a start. I recently shot some aerial footage for the town of Front Royal and, as always, I grabbed some stills while I was up there. Gonna see if I can snag a Disney panorama while we’re in Florida this year.
This picture reminds me of American Flyers (you know, the movie). It reminds me of the part in the movie where they’ve arrived at the big race out west and the sun is rising on the first day. I know, I know. If you know the area, you’d know that this is a sunset. But it still reminds me of the movie.
I’m really trying to be more efficient when it comes to editing images (and everything else, for that matter, to do with photography) just to improve my workflow. I can honestly say that I’ve spent upwards of hours editing a single image. I have to get more efficient with that. Lightroom can do some heavy lifting when it comes to editing and I’m trying not to always end up in Photoshop because not every image needs it. So I’m trying to create single and, possibly, multiple single one-click presets that can get the job done. This is a photo from back in the Fall of 2012 with two “stacked” presets (2 clicks) in Lightroom.
Heads up. Watch for the 2015 Winchester City calendar. Yours Truly is featured on the front cover (well, at least my image is) as well as multiple months inside.
Early day for me tomorrow, but the silver lining is that it’s the closest race to me that I’ve ever shot. Any closer and it’d be in my back yard! I’m not complaining, but I do need to get some sleep.