Grapevine Vintage Railroad Platform

Picture by guyhawkins

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  • May 23, 2019
  • Picture of the day
  • Nikon D700
  • 80.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Single RAW File
  • Exposures Number -2,0,+2
  • Editing Software Lightroom / Other
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes I have come to rely on LR5 for the major tweaks to my photographs. Generally nothing more than adjusting overall exposure, maximizing DR by tweaking exposure in highlights, midrange and shadows, pop up the clarity, maybe up the vibrance (I rarely increase color saturation), and adjust sharpness. I export into PSElements for noise reduction (if necessary) and watermark.
Railroad Platform Evening dusk


23 May 04:09

The new train station in Grapevine is transforming our sleepy little prairie town into a commuter's haven. The old tourist attraction Grapevine Vintage railroad (a labor of love of an army of volunteers) is relegated to a side platform, and must share the tracks with several commuter train runs between Fort Worth and DFW Airport.

23 May 06:04

Nice shoot!!

23 May 13:16

Very nice! Love the deserted platform look that males you think of a different time, a different world......

23 May 15:18

Good work...!

23 May 17:15

A bit Soft on the Foreground Focus right side Guy but as Clean as a Whistle. Favorite.

23 May 19:25

Thank you Ed! Yeah, the foreground is definitely soft..... I've never done any focus stacking... have you? Sounds pretty difficult to pull off successfully since you have to touch the camera after every snap. @digicam

23 May 19:25

@jonnywalk21 Thank you Johnny! Vey much appreciate you viewing and commenting.

23 May 19:26

@philta22 Thanks much Phil!

23 May 19:27

@franklamica Thanks you Frank! It's generally deserted on the platform dedicated to the old Vintage Railroad...everybody's enamored with the shiny new commuter trains (at less than 20% the cost of a ride on the Vintage trains.

23 May 21:24

@guyhawkins , No Guy Photo Stacking is NOT in my bag of Tricks.....YET.

23 May 22:55

Nice clean HDR rendering on this. On the photo stacking, just get one bracket focal point in the immediate foreground and another about 40% into the image. Process both brackets and create a mid to background layer and place over the foreground layer. Using a reveal all mask, using a soft brush, lightly bring up the foreground layer into the top layer. Very easy and should lineup well. Also use an fstop at 11 or above.

24 May 04:22

Thank you for that Steve... I'm gonna have to think through this, and refer back to a couple of tutorials I have for focus stacking; it sounds like a lot of effort, but a good photograph that is in sharp focus from foreground through teh background is really compelling. @steve_zasadny

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