Engine 794

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    This shot was hastily grabbed using my compact while in San Antonio a few weeks ago. On looking at it, I discovered that I had left the white balance set on tungsten after doing some photoflood-lit product shots at work the day before. This, however, gave me an excuse to desaturate it and play with the image a bit. Photomatix brought out some of the texture detail and local dodge and burn in Lightroom 2 did the rest.

    Hopefully this image looks to you as it does on my left monitor since my right one looks terribly washed out. I really hope Santa brings me that monitor calibration unit :-)

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    1. Theresa* 76 months ago | reply

      Looks fantastic. Excellent post processing David. Love the perspective.

    2. DaveWilsonPhotography 76 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Theresa. The perspective, if I am completely honest, was an afterthought caused by the fact that the original image had a whopping great highlight in the bottom left corner that I could not get rid of any other way. I would love to say I shot the picture this way but...

    3. philwarner 76 months ago | reply

      Nice save with the processing. It has the 1916 feel of when the locomotive was manufactured.

    4. Adrian World 76 months ago | reply

      Nice save, looks absolutely great. I also like the perspective or rotation.
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    5. scruffdog1231 [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

      Beautiful composition and angle...gives the shot a sense of motion.

    6. Chook with the looks 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Better in black and white, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. Glenn Stuart ( White Rabbit Photography ) 27 months ago | reply

      Nice shot!!! You should have came during the holidays when the train was decorated.

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