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05-31-2009, 03:43 PM
As a Nik Software fan, I've been playing around with the trail version of Silver Efex Pro. Normally, color does it for me, but there are certain shots that are better suited to B&W. I think this is one of them...
CSX freigt train at Black Creek north of Birmingham, Ala...
05-31-2009, 07:19 PM
Eric you find some of the curviest track imaginable. The conversion is good, but I am not a big fan of B&W. It sure shows off the curves well.
06-01-2009, 02:31 PM
really love this. i only noticed the heat coming out of the top when i viewed the biger version, looks great. what a cool section of track!
06-01-2009, 05:20 PM
That's a cracking shot Eric, the B&W treatment works really well!
06-01-2009, 05:44 PM
Thanks for the comments so far. :-)
Like I said earlier, color images are what normally works for me personally. In this case though, the lighting was dull and the B&W also seemed to help bring the trackwork out a bit.
As for curvey track, I like to find sections like this or "S" curves and compress them with a telephoto lens. As someone who is very pro railroad, care is required to prevent making serviceable track look run down...
06-03-2009, 07:13 AM
Love the curves in the track, The exhaust vapors gives the sense of the power coming from the diesel engines. Only wish that the switch box wasn`t there. Maybe you can get them to move it for the next shot.
06-04-2009, 01:26 PM
I'm usually a color person as well, but I'll agree this one worked out very well. Great shot!
really love this. i only noticed the heat coming out of the top when i viewed the bigger version, looks great. what a cool section of track!
Yes, I only noticed the heat waves near the trucks of the trailing cars to the right of the frame when viewing the larger version. Definitely worth checking out!
Is the train coming out of a siding? That would account for the control box and curve to the left (our point of view) in the photo.
I also like the triple crossovers, with opportunity for a train to head onto the left-most track as well as take the siding (assuming the train pictured is heading out of one) without fouling the lead for the above-mentioned far-left track.
Lots of things to look at in this photo! :-) Great job!
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