Looking Up

A mode of transportation from the past viewed from a different perspective.

A mode of transportation from the past viewed from a different perspective.
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BCasTal November 10, 2020
Thank You everyone for your comments and Congratulations! I am so honored.

Behind The Lens

This photo was taken many years ago when I was first starting to develop my skill in photography. I was visiting the Colorado Railroad museum in Golden Colorado which can be a photographers paradise as there is so much opportunity there for great images.
It was mid morning on a fairly cloudy day in summer. The scene was great for visiting these historical Iron horses.
The clouds made a great backdrop for framing the rugged and worn “ face” of this old locomotive. All natural light, but nicely diffused by the cloudy day.
This was shot with my Canon Power shot G9 compact. The only camera I owned at the time. I need to go back again now with my DSLR just to see if I have really gained any skills.
This locomotive caught my eye with its immense size. I was thinking this must be the last thing the damsel in distress sees just before the hero whisks her of the track she was tied to. I call this image “Looking Up”, because once the damsel is rescued, the situation really starts to look up.
Very little done in post, some cropping and desaturation.
In my camera bag
At the time, just my compact. Now I have upgraded to A Canon T1i DSLR. Still learning and growing. It would be nice to win something newer in a contest on Viewbug. Hint, hint.
Simply put, never give up.

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