Location:Bradfield Bridge, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:This is a manual signal on a seldom-used (and certainly not electrified) train line in North Ipswich. I tried taking this shot a few months ago but I couldn't get a good angle (what I was trying to do last time was get all of the bridge in using the long lens to compress all of the elements - it was just too busy). Today, I tried again and while I don't think I nailed it, it went a little better this time. I tried a few different angles, some with the rail bridge and some without, and decided to pick this one.
Lightroom - Thanks to our beautiful weather and the iPhone's in-camera (...) processing, the sky was already nice, blue and graded. I left most of the levers alone, but added a curve that took the shadows down to black, darks -40, lights +20, and the normal +50 noise reduction. I am not 100% happy with the result but it's okay.