This is a picture of Steam Ranger, a local tourist steam train taken at Victor Harbour (about 80 kilometres from Adelaide).
I have run it through Photoshop and adjusted the levels a little, desaturated it to B&W, played with the hue and saturation to give it a hint of sepia, then aged it a little with the Photo Grain filter, in an effort to try and recreate a picture from a time past when this magnificent engine was in it's prime and transporting people daily about their business and lives rather than just on special occaisions for tourists.
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gypsygirl58 (1329) 2006-08-07 22:08
Great shot of the Duke! Like the Sepia finish, looks so much nicer I think! I've had many a ride on this train.TFS
ktanska (24570) 2006-08-08 2:31
You have an interesting head-on POV here. And I like your PP giving old time feeling. The engine itself isn't that well visible though and I wonder if it would have been possible to give it more contrast somehow. The people at the right are obviously tourists and the image could be cropped from that pole to the right.
Propofol (1790) 2006-08-09 1:57
Full marks for your treatment of this image, David! It has been so effective I found myself checking the "More Photo Info" button to check the date (decade!) of the shot.
I'm particularly grateful that you went to the effort of explaining HOW you did it, in your note, so I have a chance of being able to recreate it myself.
The shot itself is pleasing, strong in composition. My only criticism would be that it is a little tricky to separate your subject - the train - from the dark background, particularly in monochrome. Luckily there is more than enough other context in the image for your eyes to be drawn to it eventually.
Well done, and thanks for sharing this photo.
MikiM (1924) 2006-08-09 8:19
Very nice sepia tones that you created! The white parts of the building and the steam train is well visible! - good job!
The cropping is also perfect! Keep on posting!
Bluejeans (64247) 2006-08-21 18:11
Ola David que foto bonita a preto e branco , um comboio a vapor e o meu sonho andar num ,fantastico , parabens
- Copyright: David Lynden (Dave2006) (323)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-07-18
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ10
- Exposure: f/5.2, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-07 9:40