Central of Georgia No. 223

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Blog, Newsletter | 3 comments

Central of Georgia No. 223, Roundhouse Railroad Museum, Savannah, Georgia

Central of Georgia No. 223, Roundhouse Railroad Museum, Savannah, Georgia

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Detail of the chassis and rear wheel of Central of Georgia No. 223, a 1907 Baldwin C-3 Class 2-8-0 at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum in Savannah, Georgia.

This image is from a five bracket HDR set.  When I processed the brackets, the image did not live up to my hopes.  I decided to take just the middle image and push the contrast and clarity in Lightroom to bring out the details.  A couple of globally applied presets from Prefect Effects from OnOne Software – “Golden Hour Enhancer” and “Arkham” – were all that were needed to provide the gritty look I was after.  These presets were both toned down to approximately 50% opacity.  An Acid Wash frame from Perfect Frame completed the look.

Central of Georgia No. 223, Roundhouse Railroad Museum, Savannah

Central of Georgia No. 223, Roundhouse Railroad Museum, Savannah

The transformation is not as major as the last two images posted – Mitchell’s Folly  and The Basin Bath House  – but I thought it worth showing the original to illustrate just how effective a couple of the Perfect Effects presets can be.

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3 Comments

  1. Great detail and composition, Mark. The effects really enhance the image Nicely done!
    Mark Neal recently posted..HDR – Open Air Chapel in New BernMy Profile

  2. Never saw a train I didn’t like and this one cannot change that. 🙂

    Very nice processing on this image, Mark. Great details and I like this bronze-like finish on the locomotive. The white-wall trim on the wheel adds a nice contrast as well.
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  3. I’m starting to get a greater appreciation for the older trains. They are such marvels of engineering, not to mention fun to shoot. Great job on the processing. I recently got Perfect Effects, but haven’t had a chance to dig in yet.
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