All Aboard!

I spotted this train off the highway the other day and I couldn’t resist the urge to go shoot it… so I did. A month ago, I wouldn’t have done that. I would have just kept driving. Oh how the times are changing! Since I’ve decided to take my photography to the next level, I find myself actively pursuing opportunities that I wouldn’t have before.

I got off on the next exit and searched for the easiest route to get there. A couple of wrong turns later, I found it and it turns out this train was being used to haul grain. The company in charge is The Scoular Company. In order to get to the train, I had to drive by its main office, so I stopped in and asked if it would be okay to take some pictures. Dave Cashell was kind enough to provide me with a hard hat and lift down to the train. I took a couple of brackets and I was on my way home again.

When processing this image, I started off things the way I normally do. Somewhere in the process though,  I ended up with something completely different than what I, or most people (that I’ve seen), produce. I will probably backtrack and process the image the way I normally do, but I thought I would post this and see what you all thought. Enjoy and have a wonderful Saturday!

All Aboard

Canon 50D, Canon 10-22mm f3.5-4.5, 22mm, ISO 100, HDR, 9 Exposures

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January 9, 2011 - 5:47 pm

Chris DeAngelis Really nice! Trains make such great subjects, don’t they? I love how the colors pop against the sky. Did you add a texture layer on this shot?

January 9, 2011 - 8:36 pm

Chris @ Chris Deangelis – Hey, Chris. Yeah, I added a texture layer… to everything except the train. I was just having fun with it. I’m glad you liked it.

January 10, 2011 - 6:15 pm

Chris DeAngelis Works very well! Did you use a default texture, or one of your own?

January 10, 2011 - 6:52 pm

therese good thing you asked to take it – it looks great. i used to be either intimidated to ask people, or give myself an excuse – like it’ll be there tomorrow. now i never give myself an excuse and i’ve never had someone tell me ‘no’ when i ask. most people even ask for a copy. keep asking.

January 10, 2011 - 6:57 pm

Chris @Therese – Yeah, I used to be the same way. But now, I’m going to be a go-getter! 😛
@Chris DeAngelis – I used one of my own.

January 12, 2011 - 10:28 am

Scott Frederick Another shot, another feature at HDR spotting. Way to go buddy! I really love this shot! :)

January 12, 2011 - 10:29 am

Scott Frederick By the way, please add a tweetme plugin to your blog so we can have easier links to tweet! :)

January 12, 2011 - 5:57 pm

Chris @Scott Frederick – Yeah, it made it past the judges… barely I’m sure! I like it too… it’s different. And, I added the tweet link… but I need to change the color of the links… it’s horrible now!

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