Butte Mine: Trains – Update: Happy Valentine’s Day Adrienne!

Another image from the Butte Mine series. When I visited, there were three old trains. These are two of them. I believe that they were used to transport the miners around… at least that would explain the old benches in them! 😛 These are directly under the gigantic headframe. I was processing this picture as I normally do. Adjusting contrast and colors when I stopped, took a step back, and reevaluated the image. I thought it would look a little better if I desaturated it a bit… including the colors. I like it. I think it fits the era a little better. What do you think?

Note: As is going to be the case in all future posts, I’ve included the before image as well. Please use the slider to change from before to after and let me know if you run into any problems.

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Adrienne & Aiden

Update: Happy Valentine’s Day – To my wife, Adrienne!

I want to give a little shout out to my wife, Adrienne. We’ve been married for just over 6 months. We have a 4 year old son, Aiden and another child on the way. We don’t know the sex yet… that’s in another 3 weeks. She is a beautiful, wonderful, and loving wife and I love her to the moon. Everyday, I am amazed at how good of a wife and mother she is. I’ve never met a better mother. Lately, I’ve been VERY busy diving into my new obsession: Photography. She has been very supportive of it. Posting a new image every day is definitely a challenge… especially when the image is usually HDR processed.

So, Adrienne, I just want to let you know that I love and appreciate you so much. Thank you for being you!


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February 14, 2011 - 7:01 am

John Sotiriou Great shot, Chris. Not sure about the desaturation, however. The image seems a bit flat to me. The scene is great, but a little more tonal depth might give it a bit more drama. Just my opinion.
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February 14, 2011 - 9:25 am

Chris Wray Chris, really nice composition and framing. I’m on the fence about the desaturation. I can see John’s point, but on the other hand, I like the abstract appearance this photo.
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February 14, 2011 - 7:17 pm

Chris @John Sotiriou – Thanks for you input. I appreciate it. My intent was to change things up a little. I’m always trying to make images pop. Trying to bring out as much color as I can. But, for this image, I thought it would be nice to make it more vintage… I know it’s not the typical vintage you see, but the pictures I see that were taken long ago are faded. They don’t really pop out at you. So, that’s what I did with this.
@Chris Wray – Thanks for commenting, Chris. I def. see John’s point too. But, like you say, it adds a little something the way it is.

February 14, 2011 - 2:50 pm

Adrienne Ohhhhhhh! That was sweet honey, and totally melted my heart. Thank you very much for the good wife shout out! I love you and I am very proud of your “new obsession”.

I also love the mine train pic above. Creative how parts are in color and others in black and white.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 15, 2011 - 2:21 am

Chris Thank you, honey! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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February 14, 2011 - 4:59 am

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