Posted on Jun.29, 2010, under Mechanical, Michigan

(Nikon D700, 70-300mm at 270mm, ISO 2500, Exposure 1/125 sec @f/5.6)

This image was taken at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan during the recent Motor Muster car show. The village has some great exhibits, one of them being a railroad roundhouse. One of the permanent items in the roundhouse is an old steam engine. The engine has wonderful brass detail, particularly in the control area.

Processing was done in Lightroom and included increasing the blacks, reducing the exposure just a bit, an increase in clarity and some noise removal. The noise wasn’t terrible out of camera and Lightroom was able to clean things up nicely. The original capture can be seen below:

Locomotive Brass (as shot)

Copyright © 2010 James W. Howe – All rights reserved.

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One Comment

  • Bob Towery says:
    Great capture, excellent processing. Your image shows off the craftsmanship so well. Might be trite, but is definitely true: they don’t make `em like the used to, eh?

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