Saturday, March 1, 2008

Day 62 POTD Grain Elevator Train

Typical sights in the teeming metropolis of Grand Forks, a snowy shot of grain elevators and trains.

Both photos are RAW, with some adjustments and then EZ Actions Rustic Charm run on them. Both are with my 18-135 mm lens, ISO 200, wb shady. The first was at 112 mm, f/13, ss: 1/80.

This second shot was at 48 mm, ss: 1/50 and also f/13.

I had first headed to the river today to get a shot of 8 dogsled teams going through Grand Forks. But the dogs were delayed by about 1 1/2 hours, and I just too much of a wimp for the weather :(.

21 comments:

Kristi said...

VERY cool shots! I like the way the steam mixes with the clouds. I'm going to have to show these to Yums in the morning. That boy is OBSESSED with trains!!

Toni said...

I love train pictures! Thanks for sharing. Toni

Jason said...

That is a neat shot! I really like train shots.

Mom2Drew said...

I reall, really like that second shot-how nice and old/wide it feels. Great job.

cari said...

Those are very cool shots!
Cari

Margaret said...

I love these shots! These remind me of the town my grandma lived in when I was growing up. My grandpa was a railroad engineer for Union Pacific.

Becky said...

Had to show these to DH because he loves trains (although he and the boy are bonding watching Braveheart so I interrupted). Very cool shots, and I think the action works perfectly.

Reds said...

Love the clouds of smoke!!

Sharon said...

Cool! I really like the mood created by these.

Nicole said...

I love that first one! Excellent.

Gypsy Girl said...

Really cool shots of the train. It looks so cold. I love trains. How cool to see a real dog sled goin by. I am still waiting to see the boiling water freeze thing I am so stuck on that.

Val said...

Really cool shotsa. They look like they could have been taken yesterday or in 1892

Amy said...

Cool shots, you find the neatest things to photograph!

I see you recommend that LOST book, is it helpful at figuring things out? We're re-watching Thursday's episode for the third time to get more from it! How dorky are we??? Our previous seasons of LOST are the DVD's we watch over and over.

Alicia Barry said...

I like that first one a lot.

Mer said...

WOW these are very cool shots. You can really "feel" the cold.

Shanna Jones said...

Nice...love that first one.

Ginnie said...

Very cool! I love the steam coming off of the train.

twinsmom said...

May not have ended up with the picture you went after but these are great. TFS

pakosta said...

that 2nd one rocks! so so cooL! love trains!
tara

Mandy said...

OH my goodness these are so awesome. I love your perspective on these too...its so outstanding. What a great vintagy feel to them.

Tori said...

cool shots! I like the processing for these....