© Cheryl E. Davis


Uploaded: March 15, 2008 09:53:30



~Digital Darkroom~This train is an old train that is on display at Centennial Park in Nashville, TN. My brother-in-law's father was an engineer on this train many years ago. His father recently passed away, so I put this photo together as a special gift for the family. The original train at Centennial Park has a cover over it, so I removed the cover in Photoshop. The background is a fall photo that I took in Gatlinburg, TN. I took the train from one picture and added it to the scenic background. It took a lot of work in Photoshop to remove the train from the shelter, and add it to the background. I added some blurr to the wheels to give it a feel of motion. I wanted to bring the train back to life, and give a feel that the train was still in working order. The family loved this photo.

Exif: F Number: 18, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, FocalLength: 26.00 mm, Model: NIKON D70


Nikki McDonald level-classic March 15, 2008

Oh my, Cheryl, you have done a wonderful job on this! No wonder the family loved this breathtakingly beautiful result. The POV is amazing and I just love the fall scene background. Great color and clarity and the blur is a very nice touch. Your creative vision really paid off here. #878125

Tarun Bose March 15, 2008

Excellent work on this. Your hard work has paid off. A winner in my opinion. Well done Cheryl. #5645965

Stan Kwasniowski March 15, 2008

Cheryl, lots of work but excellent results #5646010

Pat Gamwell March 15, 2008

OUTSTANDING image, Cheryl! All elements are perfection! What a fabulous memory-maker and a winner in my opinion! #5646078

Joy Rector March 15, 2008

love this shot #5646169

Christian Rosito March 15, 2008

Gorgeous, the result is outstanding. I hope we see this one again. Great job! #5646211

Christie R. Bielss March 15, 2008

Incredible! A lot of work put into this - but what an outstanding result! Phenomenal job! #5646493

Joao Martinho March 15, 2008

Fantastic result! It is so sharp in movement that seems to be ready to leave the frame into reality! Great gesture also as a tribute! #5646789

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe March 15, 2008

Outstanding work on this old train engine, Cheryl!! Excellent color, clarity and comp!! Exceptionally well done!!!
Denny #5646924

Anita Hogue March 15, 2008

Excellent image, Cheryl!!! Sooooooooo beautiful! I'm from Chattanooga but now live out in the country next to Fall Creek Falls..........anita #5646973

Cheryl E. Davis March 15, 2008

Thanks so much everyone! I was happy with the final results. I worked hard on this one! #5647005

Les Rhoades level-classic March 15, 2008

Wonderful work cheryl. I really like the motion blur on the wheels. #5647037

Dr Silly level-classic March 16, 2008

You are magic. Beautiful out come. If you didn't tell us, I would have thought it was from the camera. One of the best when it comes to train photos. :O)


Cheryl E. Davis March 16, 2008

Thanks, Les and Doc! #5650277

Susan M. Campbell March 20, 2008

Outstanding job Cheryl...this is terrific!! #5670868

Erin Tyler April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! #5818004

Christian Rosito April 21, 2008

Glad to see this one again, congratulations on this great finalist. Right into my favs. #5820159

Debra R. Harder April 21, 2008

Congratulations, Cheryl, on this FABULOUS finalist! Deb #5820448

Sam Britt April 21, 2008

Congratulations, Cheryl! #5820534

Nikki McDonald level-classic April 21, 2008

What a wonderful finalist, Cheryl--a real tribute to your love for your family and your skill as a photographer and in editing. Congratulations and best of luck in the next round. #5821428

Nadya Johnson April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Cheryl! #5822240

Pat Gamwell April 22, 2008

Fabulous shot, Cheryl! Big congrats! #5823742

Sylvia Rossler April 22, 2008

Big congrats on this awesome finalist Cheryl :O) #5824890

Dr Silly level-classic April 22, 2008

Cheryl, I know this would be here. Congratulations. :O)

Susan M. Campbell April 22, 2008

Way to go Cheryl....congrats!! #5825483

Susan M. Smith level-classic April 22, 2008

Cheryl what a wonderful story and image you created for this family! Your work on this is really exceptional! Congratulations on your Finalist! #5825672

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 22, 2008

Outstanding work - Congrats Cheryl on your Finalist! Jeff #5826312

Cheryl E. Davis April 22, 2008

Thank you so much everyone! I'm very excited about this one. This makes the photo even more special for the family. Thank you! #5827246

Datha Y. Thompson April 23, 2008

Congratulations Cheryl!!! WTG :0) #5829865

Susana Ms Heide April 23, 2008

VERY impressive work Cheryl!! Another win for you!!! WOW!!! CONGRATS girl!!! #5832560

Cheryl E. Davis April 23, 2008

Thank you, Susana! :-) #5832569

Les Rhoades level-classic April 23, 2008

Congratulations on your 2nd place Win! #5832732

Colette M. Metcalf April 24, 2008

Congratulations once more!!! #5833578

Erin Appelbaum April 24, 2008

Congrats again Cheryl. Peter #5834005

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 24, 2008

Congratulations again, Cheryl, on your wins this month! #5834256

Wally Orlowsky April 24, 2008

Congratulations on another creative Winner, Cheryl!!! #5834309

Elida Gutierrez April 24, 2008

Crystal Rosse Trophy
A Special Trophy for
"The March Winners" #5834677

Larry L. Redmon level-deluxe April 24, 2008

Love this, Cheryl! Great job! #5834916

Cheryl E. Davis April 24, 2008

Thank you so much everyone! I'm very excited about the win on this one. :-) #5834928

Melissa G. Meiselman April 24, 2008

Amazing work you did on this image, Cheryl!! Congratulations on you win!! #5835541

Michelle L. Frick April 24, 2008

Beautiful work Cheryl! Congratulations on your win! #5835703

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 24, 2008

Truly outstanding Cheryl! Congratulations on your win!! #5835786

Tarun Bose April 24, 2008

Big congrats Cheryl for your winner. #5836038

Susan M. Smith level-classic April 24, 2008

Cheryl, congrats on the win for this wonderful creation! #5836411

Sylvia Rossler April 24, 2008

Big congrats on another awesome winner Cheryl :O) #5836442

Jessica Jenney April 24, 2008

Congratulations, Cheryl on your stunning win! #5837618

Sharon Sawyer April 24, 2008

Congrats on your win, Cheryl. Amazing work of art !!! #5838051

Datha Y. Thompson April 24, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS Cheryl!!!! WoooooHoooo x's 2 YGG :0) #5838158

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic April 25, 2008

Sooooo worthy, Cheryl!!! This is AWESOME!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <>< #5839915

Pat Gamwell April 25, 2008

Wonderfully presented winner, Cheryl! #5840101

Michael G. Marshall April 25, 2008

Congratulations on your winner Cheryl! Michael #5840458

Cassie L. Woodlee April 25, 2008

CONGRATS Cheryl!!!!!!! #5842213

RC Fritz May 04, 2008

Outstanding work. Amazing!! Congrats on your WIN, Cheryl!! #5881717

Corinne M. Thompson May 13, 2008

Congrats on your win for this spectacular capture! #5917577

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