Old Days II

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Old Days II

Kathy Wesserling 8/8/2009 6:30:50 PM

This is a wonderful 'painting' - it's so wall-hangable!

Is this in Michigan, by any chance? (lots of antique steam engine fests around here this summer.) #1165805

Anne M. Young 8/8/2009 7:27:58 PM

Fantastic Mike - trying to remember the first post - did you add the smoke? #7830965

Connie S. Gentz 8/8/2009 8:18:43 PM

really good composition and technique!
Thank you for sharing this photo and reminding us of the old days... : ) #7831028

Michelle Alton 8/9/2009 4:33:50 AM

I adore IT! This has to be way up there in the GP competition, Mike. You've worked wonders wit the light, and the composition is unbeatable. Favorite! #7831590

Dick W. Wyatt 8/9/2009 5:06:53 AM

This is so great.
The old timers are remembering the days, I can almost hear them talking.
I love old steam equipment.

Leslie McLain 8/9/2009 5:13:19 AM

Love this image, Mike. The light and clarity are amazing. #7831700

Mike Umbreit 8/9/2009 6:00:22 AM

Thanks so much for the very kind comments! This shot was taken last year at the Sycamore Steam Show in Sycamore, IL. The image came to mind once again as this year's show starts on Thursday and I hope to make it there for at least one day. I made some tonal and contrast adjustments to the original image. I did not add anything but a few minor things were originally cloned out. This is an HDR image (3 shots - hand held). It was not posed, my wife pointed out the two gentlemen and I was lucky enough to get a few shots. :) Mike #7831827

Sharon C. Hinze 8/9/2009 10:33:46 AM

Whatever you did...this is a wonderful image. The color, clarity and the story told through including the two old duffers! Love it! Sharon #7832419

Randy D. Dinkins 8/9/2009 6:12:59 PM

Great HDR shot (of course, these guys aren't going to move very fast :-). Beautiful color and comp. #7833183

Mike Umbreit 8/13/2009 8:18:28 PM

Sharon and Randy - Thanks so much! I did have to make some corrections to the image because one of the gentlemen did move just enough to cause problems. :) Mike #7846273

Kathy Reeves 8/18/2009 6:52:20 PM

Fabulous!! #7865092

Mike Umbreit 8/19/2009 6:16:12 PM

Kathy - Thanks! That means a lot to me! - Mike #7869761

Craig W. Myers 8/19/2009 8:20:50 PM

Really nice story shot. Love the tonal tweaks. #7870181

Mike Umbreit 8/20/2009 7:32:20 PM

Craig - Thank You! - Mike #7873573

Nikki McDonald 9/6/2009 7:09:28 PM

This was a favorite when you first posted it and is a favorite again, Mike -- my pick of your August entries. I love the shot itself and the hdr takes it over the top. It really should final at least and, IMO it should go gold. #7920909

Mike Umbreit 9/7/2009 7:37:44 PM

Nikki - Thanks so much! To me this is a timeless shot...I may never get another. :) Mike #7923688

Songbird Cline 9/24/2009 10:16:20 PM

amazing! awesome! #7981545

Mike Umbreit 10/21/2009 7:50:51 PM

Thank you!! #8057122

Deepinder S. RANGER 3/23/2010 8:30:46 PM

What a lovely feel of the 'bye gone era'!-Wonderful shot Mike-Deepinder ! #8476345

Mike Umbreit 3/25/2010 6:38:39 PM

Deepinder - Thank You so much! - Mike #8480920

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/10/2011 11:45:17 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Mike!!! #9225747

Mitch Spence 2/10/2011 11:47:39 AM

So glad to see this as a finalist, Mike. It is such a big favorite of mine. Congratulations. #9225772

Patrick Rouzes 2/10/2011 7:33:17 PM

AMAZING work, Mike! Congratulations, my friend! #9229472

Michael S. Baker 2/10/2011 10:48:46 PM

The Threshing Bee....nice work, Mike! Congrats! #9230053

Stefania Barbier 2/10/2011 10:59:23 PM

beautiful... huge congrats! #9230114

Jennifer L. Alder 2/11/2011 1:04:21 AM

Absolute amazing work! Congrats, Mike, on this wonderful finalist. #9230267

Katarina Mansson 2/11/2011 3:38:03 AM

It is a beauty - congratulations on your finalist Mike! #9230517

Denny E. Barnes 2/11/2011 12:05:22 PM

Outstanding!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your very beautiful January finalist, Mike!! Gorgeous image!! #9232361

Merna L. Nobile 2/11/2011 12:47:11 PM

Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna


Christopher Budny 2/11/2011 4:39:22 PM

Terrific scene to capture, and a great HDR; congratulations! #9233155

Mike Umbreit 2/11/2011 5:36:00 PM

Thanks so much!! - Mike #9233354

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/11/2011 7:11:46 PM

Congratulations Mike on your win!!! What an awesome image! #9233584

Renee Doyle 2/11/2011 7:49:57 PM

Fabulous work and Big Congratulations to you once again Mike!! #9233776

Jean E. Hildebrant 2/11/2011 8:01:30 PM

A fav for good reason, Mike! It's a great shot and this is a wonderful edit! Congrat's to you! #9233822

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/11/2011 8:40:00 PM




Michael S. Baker 2/11/2011 8:43:32 PM

Congrats, Mike! #9234003

Michele Peterson 2/11/2011 9:27:06 PM

Congratulations on your win!! This image is fantastic, everything about it. Congratulations, again!! #9234109

Stefania Barbier 2/11/2011 11:07:49 PM

spectacular winner... congratulations!!! #9234286

Debra R. Harder 2/11/2011 11:19:59 PM

This is priceless, Mike! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER! Deb #9234336

Bojan Bencic 2/11/2011 11:26:24 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Mike. #9234357

Melissa G. Meiselman 2/12/2011 6:50:57 AM

Fantastic photo and winner!! Congrats, Mike!! #9235133

Mitch Spence 2/12/2011 8:29:23 AM

So glad to see this favorite of mine as a winner, Mike. Congratulations. #9235534

Mike Umbreit 2/12/2011 8:50:19 AM

Thanks so much! I decided to resubmit some images in January and it paid off!! :-) Mike #9235608

Claudia Kuhn 2/12/2011 9:07:52 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner! #9235671

Richard B. Hallick 2/12/2011 10:19:47 AM

Congratulations on the gold award. This is a new favorite for me. #9235774

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/12/2011 11:44:54 AM

WTG on another fabulous winner, Mike! :-) k #9235951

Emile Abbott 2/12/2011 12:48:14 PM

Congratulations again Mike on another wonder winner. #9236114

Christopher Budny 2/12/2011 4:12:06 PM

Congratulations on this great winner, Mike! #9236487

Phyllis Burchett 2/12/2011 7:01:14 PM

Congrats on this fabulous winner Mike! #9236864

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/13/2011 10:40:43 AM

Congratulations on this awesome Gold Winner...and very well deserved Mike!

jo ann c. #9238034

Jeana Clark 2/13/2011 1:41:47 PM

Congratulations on your stunning Winner Mike!!!!

~J~ #9238304

Mike Umbreit 2/14/2011 6:43:24 PM

Thanks for all of the very kind comments!! - Mike #9241067

Datha Y. Thompson 2/18/2011 8:53:39 PM

Congratulations Mike!! :) #9249341

Usman M. Bajwa 2/20/2011 10:30:32 AM

Huge CONGRATZ on getting into the Winners' Circle again, Mike!!!

UB. #9251630

Mike Umbreit 2/22/2011 5:40:44 PM

Datha and Usman - Thanks to each of you!! - Mike #9256491

Linda L. Ruiz 3/4/2011 7:24:20 AM

This is fantastic. Congrats on your well deserved award. #9273331

Shelia Earl 3/9/2011 7:46:46 AM

This evokes so many thoughts and memories. I agree with others - this is an art piece. Congratulations! #9281886

Mike Umbreit 3/13/2011 8:39:31 AM

Thanks! This is a personal favorite, so I was overjoyed that it received some recognition! :-) Mike #9288608

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Exif: F Number: 6.4, ExposureTime: 1013/100000 seconds, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 47.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 8/8/2009 6:14:25 PM

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