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Locomotive no. 26 "P.H. Bosboom"
Locomotive no. 26 "P.H. Bosboom"

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Challenge: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Wognum, The Netherlands
Date: Jun 13, 2004
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/480s
Galleries: Performance, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2004

Locomotive no. 26 "Ir. P.H. Bosboom", born as Loc 21 in Hannover, Germany. Build by Hanomag in 1922 for the railservice in Limburg, The Netherlands.
It is a very strong locomotive, designed for the hills. On the flat area it reaches a topspeed of 60kmh (could be faster if the drive design wasn't designed for climbing).
I guess it was taken to Germany during the second world war, because they rediscovered it only in 1973 at a German company. From 1974 it is back in Holland, now at the Museum Stoomtram in Hoorn where you can still find it and ride it today.

This photo was taken at Wognum station, while I was walking the dogs (again). It is very useful when the railway runs trough your backyard...
No people got on or off, the train was still moving when this was shot.

I chose a B&W conversion because the greens of the landscape and the blues of the sky dominated the scene. Because it was exposed for the sky, the train needed some massive shadow recovery.
1) FM Chroma Noise Reduction
2) Manual Curves, black point only
3) Cropped tighter
4) FM B&W Pro, B&W with Red filter and Shadow Recovery at maximum setting (the train is dark green, the front circular thing and pipe are black and the big iron front just above the rails is strong saturated red).
5) Dodging & Burning on a 50% grey overlay layer (faces and a bit of smoke)
6) Resampled
7) USM in Lab Mode on Lightness channel
8) Save for the web

Model : FinePix S602 ZOOM
ExposureTime : 1/480Sec
FNumber : F6,3
ISOSpeedRatings : 160
DateTimeOriginal : 2004:06:13 17:18:41
BrightnessValue : EV8,7
FocalLength : 7,80(mm)

Place: 7 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.5482
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.4239
Avg (non-participants): 6.7027
Views since voting: 1378
Votes: 166
Comments: 11
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09/07/2004 09:40:44 AM
Gorgeous train, and station.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/20/2004 10:48:05 PM
Very nice.
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06/20/2004 05:44:54 AM
Nice shot, the train seems very reflective, is it polished??? Nice sky, nice POV, the conductor leaning off the side really adds to this shot for me... good job.
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06/17/2004 03:25:26 PM
I like this very much, with that sky I would love to see it in colour.
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06/16/2004 09:47:40 PM
Superb shot. Tone & levels perfect for this composition.
A well-earned 10!
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06/16/2004 01:13:44 PM
nice subject, fits the challenge well, but it seems to me that your conversion to B&W has made the sky look unreal, maybe color would have looked better and scored higher
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06/16/2004 03:51:16 AM
Wonderfully composed picture. What happens if you give this picture an even "older" look like sepia, e.g.? 9
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06/15/2004 05:22:26 PM
This is one of my favorites of this challenge. Great Composition
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06/15/2004 01:04:59 PM
good old time flavor
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06/14/2004 02:30:47 AM
Great DOF, nice tones, sharp, 9
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06/14/2004 01:21:08 AM
Great shot. Wonderful tribute to the old trains of the past. 10
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