Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA  

No 6 Rounds the Bend by Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA

October 2019 - No 6 Rounds the Bend

October 2019 - Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA


About the Image(s)

Taken last month on my photo shoot at Cass, WV. I used Topaz Adjust 5 and the light grunge pop to add some detail. I also did some clean up to get rid of the dead tree. I liked the smoke hanging over the train. It was taken with my Nikon D7500 and 18-300mm lens at 58mm, 1/125 second, f9 and ISO 400.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Rick Finney   Rick Finney
(Group 15)
Tom: I really the this train photo. The smoke is magnificent and the curve in the tracks. Also it inside the entire train. The red in the caboose contrasts well with the green foliage. **Rick**   Posted: 10/01/2019 16:42:47
Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Thanks, it was a great photo shoot. I have some other shot in the station area where 2 trains were "racing" with really great smoke. Maybe I will enter one of them next month.   Posted: 10/02/2019 13:12:10

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67 & 89)
I've always had a romantic feeling toward these ancient behemoths and this images captures what is in my imagination. For me it is the curve of the tracks for a setting and this followed by the dense smoke with all the detail belching from the stack. The romance of the rails, the nostalgia of yesteryear---yep, you got it all. This is beautiful.
  Posted: 10/04/2019 10:53:52

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Wonderful Tom. The steam locomotive coming around the bend, the strong cloud from burning coal, the red caboose.
  Posted: 10/15/2019 18:51:20

Grace Lee   Grace Lee
Beautiful Tom! I want to find some train photo to enter late.   Posted: 10/25/2019 17:29:53

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
Tom- What a great image. I love the curved tracks bringing your eye right into the train. The colors are remarkable, the greens in the background work so well the yellow and red cars. Furthermore, the smoke is astounding.   Posted: 10/26/2019 08:44:10

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
This is a spectacular historical shot. The strong smoke is very impressive. You are shooting at the curve of railway track, so it leading us to locomotive and further to the end.   Posted: 10/29/2019 12:55:32