For today’s post you’ve got a special treat coming, because the train rides again! If you recall, earlier this week I posted the results of a little miniature project where I tried some varying depth of field, angles, and such on a model train. The project results didn’t yield anything breath-taking in picture, but I did learn where the best areas for focusing are on trains. I found out what appealed to me, what appealed to others, and filed it away.
Then, as luck would have it – I had my camera with me today on the way home from work (there were some other trains I wanted to capture on my way in – but the clouds and lighting weren’t as conducive as I’d hoped – plus I would have been late…). A now-defunct set of boxcars were sitting on an unused rail near the house, and as I was driving down the access road, I saw this scene with new appreciation. I felt compelled to stop and try my hand at a life-sized model!
The results are much better in my opinion. The new problem – post processing. As I always try to keep an open mind, after a little post work on exposure, sharpness and levels I said to myself “Wonder how this would look as a black and white…” How is this a problem, you ask? I like both! So, it’s the new poll here – which do you like?
Feel free to share your thoughts on which should be the “keeper” and why in the comments! Meanwhile, enjoy my latest choice from WTD as we head into the weekend…
Happy Friday and Happy shooting! We’ll see y’all back here on Monday! 🙂