Posted Sunday, October 2, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

The Workshops Rail Museum had a free-entry weekend so we popped over for a look. This photo was taken on a tour of the steam train workshops.

Not long after this, there was a spewpocalypse - the kind where it was better for all concerned that we just packed up and went home to hose everything off.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
@ 28/1mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (fisheye mode)
Exposure: 1/8" @ f/4/1, ISO 1600

Post processing:

Lightroom - (I am imitating the style of Alan Warren's instructions here, to make things a bit more readable).

  1. Curves - lights +65, darks +40, shadows -45: To lighten the dark areas inside the cab.
  2. Fill light +10, clarity +100: To finish off the job above.
  3. Noise Reduction - luminance +45: It was quite dark inside, and I brightened the picture futher.
This easily could have been a B&W, but I thought the muted colours told the story a bit better than no colours at all.

The wash-up:

I'm quite happy with this. This is basically what I set out to get.

What would you do?

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2 Responses to “Project365 [275/365]: Train Cab”

  1. Alan

    I don’t know how I missed this one, I love the Workshops and trains and taking photos of trains and the Workshops :] I like the pre-crop version of this one.


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