I thought that I would share this picture with my sports site since the Super Bowl is kind of a big deal.
Originally posted on Pinola Photography:
Today I spent a good portion of the day in Indianapolis to see the Super Bowl village. I took many pictures with the intent of getting one good shot for this blog. I also tried some things with motion at the zip line, and got some more work in on long exposures once the sun went down. At something like this there is no shortage of things to shoot. It was like a playground for a photographer. I kept shooting the rest of the village, but I knew that this was my shot all day. It is taken from a parking garage just to the side of the stadium. I tried this picture a couple of years ago handheld and failed. All day I knew that I wanted one more shot at it.
Lately I have learned that sometimes the best place to get your shot is to go up. Since I had already been here I knew that the view would be good. I actually visited the roof of this parking garage three times today. The first time was with the sun right in my lens. I really just wanted to make sure that it was a worthy shot. The second time was as the sun was just going behind Lucas Oil Stadium. With a lack of clouds in the sky I knew that the sunset would not be great. I snapped a couple of pictures, and went back down into the village. I went back to Monument Circle to get some shots before the sun completely disappeared. One thing that I have learned during this 365 Project is that sometimes your best night shot comes before the night has set in. It was then that I noticed that the sun had gone down and left a very nice glow. It was time to get my shot.