Brooklyn Roundhouse - in Sepia

I feel funny saying this, but it seems as if I'm on the edge of finally having something to show for my 40+ years of effort. These more closely express what and how I feel about old heavy machinery than any photographic approach I've ever taken up to this point.


After thinking about this for awhile, the analog traditional photographic approach to creating the images in this series would be some thing like... light controlled solarization... micro contrast masks... unsharp masks... cold tone paper... sepia toning... followed by a dash of selenium toning. All this would have taken me a month working on a single image.


Now? Well... you see the results here...

  • alebedenko 8y

    Hmm... interesting.
  • Adam Lyon 8y

    Very nice shot, it really draws you into the scene.
  • refractionless (restricted) 8y

    So, are you going to open source the GIMP script and/or plugin? ;)
  • Christopher Perez 8y

    refractionless, the instructions for HDR'n the Gimp are available from a quick Google search. So are the instructions on the tone mapping. While you're at it, check out "Qtfsgui" over on I haven't gotten around to do'n a script yet. Everything is by hand thus far. I'm having too much fun playing with all the parameters. :-)
  • refractionless (restricted) 8y

    We had a presentation on HDR with Gimp at the local Linux user's group not too long ago, but I missed it. I am a bit of an analog purist, but it is mostly a means of keeping my analytical profession away from my hobby. That said, I like what you have done with this series.
  • steve arens 8y

    brilliant series, well done.
  • Peter Marin 7y

    Glad to see that you are realizing your dream, photographically speaking. I think I know some of what you feel. Power to you my friend.
  • Enric Martinez 7y

    This is done whit The Gimp????

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Spiffy Tumbleweed 6y

    This is a beautiful image. Did you know that posted it on their website without artist attribution?
  • Christopher Perez 6y

    Thanks for the "heads up", spiffytumbleweed. I contacted them to see if they'd at least give a guy some credit. I appreciate your sharp eyes!

    Regards - Chris
  • Tom Rockwell 3y

    Really a remarkable image of a beautiful locomotive.
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