TonyK wrote:I knew that first shot had to come from a diesel locomotive. LOL
Thanks for sharing.
Yup, both shots are of the same engine. I have one of the fuel gauge on the outside too, that thing holds 1700 gallons of diesel fuel.
Matt, I see what you mean about each of the photos. If I were to print that "Carbondale Main Street" photo I think I will clone that poster out, to be honest I didn't even notice it. :) The first train photo I actually wanted the windows blown out. I have another version on my Flickr page where you can see through the windows and, to me anyway, it just looks like a snapshot of the inside of an locomotive engine.
I used Picknic (built in to flickr) to get that cross-processed look in the old Ford Tanus picture, and I'm glad I did, because those red things in the background are late model dodge truck beds for commercial grade trucks, with the cross process they're not demanding so much of your attention away from the car. I may be able to crop the originally differently and have more of the "garage" behind and to camera right of the car to give it more of a correct era feel.
That last shot was definitely giving me trouble with proper exposure. If you use the flash there's a giant reflective stripe across the front of that thing that illuminates like a spot light that completely ruins the photo. I'll have to go back at a different time of day for better natural lighting and use my exposure bracketing to get the shot.
Thanks for the feedback for sure man, I learned a lot from it. I wasn't been on the forums for a while because I wasn't shooting anything for the longest time. I'm really getting back into it again.