It was late in the afternoon before I became freed up to go take a ride up along CSX's Henderson subdivision and it wasn't looking very promising all the way from Guthrie, Kentucky to just south of Crofton when I passed this mixed-bag heading towards Nashville. Led by AC60CW #631, this four-unit lashup also included SD70MAC #741, AC4400CW #109, and an SW1500 switcher (#1107) that apparently spends time in both Evansville, IN and Nashville, TN. It ended up being a rather murky sky and lighting, as well, but the sun half-heartedly popped through just south of Sadlersville, Tennessee as it was setting, resulting in this capture as they begin down the grade to the Red River bridge (3-21-2012).
I'm experimenting with shooting more RAW files and playing with some additional settings to try to overcome some noise and white balance issues... While not entirely pleased with those that resulted from today's outing, shooting RAW files truly seems to be the way to go for the most versatility in post-processing. Not a "new" discovery, by any means, but it's past time I bit the bullet and started shooting in such fashion. I do have to remember and allow for the longer file-write times, for I missed a frame here and there since it was still busy writing the previous image. ;-)
(Note: Replaced this morning after resolving a few hot pixels I missed while processing last night - 3-22-2012.)