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Steam Train HDR

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My personal favourite. This was taken in Oamaru (New Zealand), which has preserved an old section of the town from the early 1900s and still runs the old steam train every day. I used HDR techniques to modify the tonal range on the image to create this look. The photo was taken with a Canon 400D with an 18mm lens.
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Michelle R. Daniel
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/15/2008
    awesome photo!


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5/19/2008 1:43:44 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Beautiful, magical image. Fantastic, Mike


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5/19/2008 2:01:47 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Fantastic eye catching image with great editing technique, Mike!!


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5/19/2008 2:07:44 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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very cool HDR! I have not attempted this yet..:)


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5/19/2008 2:11:09 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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very cool HDR! I have not attempted this yet..:)


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5/19/2008 2:11:35 PM

 
Susan Heath
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This is so cool, it is hot! Great work!


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5/19/2008 3:44:13 PM

 
Deon 
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Fantastic work Mike. Great POV also. You really captured the spirit of the old train.


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5/23/2008 8:16:50 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Pretty good ! :)


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5/27/2008 9:08:06 AM

 
Sherrie H. Penny
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Nicely done!


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5/28/2008 12:28:54 PM

 
Mike Fulcher
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Thank you everyone for your kind comments :)

I'm very proud of this photo, particularly as I was so disappointed with the original photo that I took - it is such a beautiful old train but I just couldn't find the right angle or lighting to make it work. I took a lot of tinkering with tone mapping, but the effect from HDR really makes the image come alive!

Take care everyone :)

-Mike


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5/29/2008 6:55:23 PM

 
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