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Autumn Train
Photo Location: Bear Mountain Bridge (NY) 
Posted By: DeadJohn, 10-26-2015, 07:41 PM


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10-26-2015, 07:52 PM   #2
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The back hills and sky look great but the train and it's shadow don't look real. How much post processing did you do on this image?
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Processing: Just Lightroom, no Photoshop. The scene was relatively far away and just a little hazy. I lowered the black point and raised the white point to get a good spread of dynamic range, then added a little clarity and saturation to counteract the haze.

The sun was to my rear-left. The stainless steel train cars were evenly lit on all their visible surfaces. Yes, the shadow does sort of look like the sun was in front of the train, but that's due to the train tracks being elevated higher than the marsh, plus me shooting from a bridge 150 feet up.
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Thanks for the info. The black to white spread really punched the train up.

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Nice shot!
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Reminds me of train journeys in my childhood.
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very nice colour and composition! well done
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What's the location?

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QuoteOriginally posted by DeadJohn Quote
Processing: Just Lightroom, no Photoshop. The scene was relatively far away and just a little hazy. I lowered the black point and raised the white point to get a good spread of dynamic range, then added a little clarity and saturation to counteract the haze.

The sun was to my rear-left. The stainless steel train cars were evenly lit on all their visible surfaces. Yes, the shadow does sort of look like the sun was in front of the train, but that's due to the train tracks being elevated higher than the marsh, plus me shooting from a bridge 150 feet up.
When people use the term "PP", they mean Lightroom as much as PhotoShop. Most of the things you did, I would have done in gimp {a PhotoShop clone}

Having said that, with fifty years of photography behind me, the train and its shadow look perfectly normal to me.

I love the scene.
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What's the location?
Bear Mountain Bridge in New York state, USA. The bridge spans the Hudson River north of New York City.
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