Old Days II

© Michael Umbreit

Old Days II

Uploaded: August 08, 2009 18:14:25


Redo of an old favorite.


Comments welcome and appreciated!

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


Kathryn Wesserling August 08, 2009

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 level-addict August 08, 2009

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

Connie S. Gentz August 08, 2009

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

Michelle Alton August 09, 2009

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 August 09, 2009

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

Leslie McLain level-classic August 09, 2009

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

Michael Umbreit August 09, 2009

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 August 09, 2009

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 level-classic August 09, 2009

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

Michael Umbreit August 13, 2009

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 August 18, 2009

Fabulous!! #7865092

Michael Umbreit August 19, 2009

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

Craig W. Myers level-classic August 19, 2009

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

Michael Umbreit August 20, 2009

Craig - Thank You! - Mike #7873573

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 06, 2009

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

Michael Umbreit September 07, 2009

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

Songbird Cline level-classic September 24, 2009

amazing! awesome! #7981545

Michael Umbreit October 21, 2009

Thank you!! #8057122

Deepinder S. RANGER March 23, 2010

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

Michael Umbreit March 25, 2010

Deepinder - Thank You so much! - Mike #8480920

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 10, 2011

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Mike!!! #9225747

Mitch Spence level-classic February 10, 2011

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

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 10, 2011

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

Michael S. Baker February 10, 2011

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

Stefania Barbier level-classic February 10, 2011

beautiful... huge congrats! #9230114

Jennifer L. Alder February 11, 2011

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

Katarina Mansson February 11, 2011

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

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe February 11, 2011

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

Merna L. Nobile February 11, 2011

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


Chris Budny level-deluxe February 11, 2011

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

Michael Umbreit February 11, 2011

Thanks so much!! - Mike #9233354

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 11, 2011

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

Renee Doyle February 11, 2011

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

Jean E. Hildebrant February 11, 2011

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 February 11, 2011




Michael S. Baker February 11, 2011

Congrats, Mike! #9234003

Michele Peterson level-classic February 11, 2011

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

Stefania Barbier level-classic February 11, 2011

spectacular winner... congratulations!!! #9234286

Debra R. Harder February 11, 2011

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

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 11, 2011

Congratulations on your winner, Mike. #9234357

Melissa G. Meiselman February 12, 2011

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

Mitch Spence level-classic February 12, 2011

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

Michael Umbreit February 12, 2011

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 12, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful winner! #9235671

Richard B. Hallick February 12, 2011

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

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 12, 2011

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

Emile Abbott level-classic February 12, 2011

Congratulations again Mike on another wonder winner. #9236114

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 12, 2011

Congratulations on this great winner, Mike! #9236487

Phyllis H. Burchett February 12, 2011

Congrats on this fabulous winner Mike! #9236864

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 13, 2011

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

jo ann c. #9238034

Jeana Clark February 13, 2011

Congratulations on your stunning Winner Mike!!!!

~J~ #9238304

Michael Umbreit February 14, 2011

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

Datha Y. Thompson February 18, 2011

Congratulations Mike!! :) #9249341

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 20, 2011

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

UB. #9251630

Michael Umbreit February 22, 2011

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

Linda L. Ruiz March 04, 2011

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

Shelia Earl level-deluxe March 09, 2011

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

Michael Umbreit March 13, 2011

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

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