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Detail of the chassis and rear wheel of Central of Georgia Number 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.
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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