Engine 794

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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  • Theresa 6y

    Looks fantastic. Excellent post processing David. Love the perspective.
  • Dave Wilson 6y

    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...
  • Phil Warner 6y

    Nice save with the processing. It has the 1916 feel of when the locomotive was manufactured.
  • Adrian World 6y

    Nice save, looks absolutely great. I also like the perspective or rotation.
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David Rogers 6y

    Beautiful composition and angle...gives the shot a sense of motion.
  • Chook 5y

    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!
  • Glenn Stuart 2y

    Nice shot!!! You should have came during the holidays when the train was decorated.
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Taken on November 15, 2008
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