Winter at the Issaquah Train Depot
Wow! Highest Position Explore #2 March 17, 2012 Thank You!
Well I guess I can't get enough of our recent snow around here! I have decided to take all of you to my home town of Issaquah, Washington. This is the beautifully restored train depot located just off of Front Street in downtown Issaquah. Here is a fall shot from a couple of years ago: www.flickr.com/photos/fresnatic/4038448443/
As in the fall scene, I chose to represent a more painterly look. This particular scene just screams "Vintage!" So that is what I did! Now that I have two seasons represented, I just might have to finish this off with a Spring and Summer shot to complete the set. A very easy thing to do as this is just down the hill from where I live!
This is a combination of three exposures (-2,0,+2) merged and tonemapped in Photomatix. I used the perspective crop to remove some of the distortion caused by my wide angle. I also removed some pesky telephone wires and yellow jacket traps! Did a little "Dodge and Burn." Final adjustment to pull back the color, especially toned down the red in the depot and added a slight vignette in Lightroom.
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