Dorinda Wills, APSA, QPSA  

Nose to Nose by Dorinda Wills, APSA, QPSA

June 2022 - Nose to Nose

June 2022 - Dorinda Wills, APSA, QPSA


About the Image(s)

On our way to the 2018 PSA Conference in Salt Lake City, we stopped at Promontory Point, UT. This is where the First Continental Railway line from San Francisco to Omaha was completed. The engines that are there now are replicas, but still an interesting place to visit. When we were there, the two engines were situated about 10-15 feet apart. The second photo I included shows their placement, but when I looked at it, I realized there was nothing in the center to hold interest. Finding a good composition was a problem for me. We had just missed the re-inactors or I might have had them pose somehow in the center. In my final, I just tried to make sure all was sharp and that the sky had enough color.

8 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
(Group 42)
Great angle! Wonderful colors and perfect depth of field. I guess that there are two extremes in historical reconstructions--natural as it was, or cleaned, polished, and sanitized. As could be guessed from the tenor of my comments over the years, I prefer natural. That doesn't detract however from this marvelous shot.   Posted: 06/03/2022 16:51:20
Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Thank you, Robert. I agree that sometimes replacements for historic items, often come off a bit cheesy. But these two working locomotives are so beautiful and so well kept, I enjoyed photographing them. I forgot to mention, that I did make a sky replacement using Luminar. When doing that my goal is to make it as natural as possible. Using Luminar you can select "reflection" for the sky. I do not remember selecting it, but the finished image does have a good sky reflection, so maybe it was "on" and I didn't notice? I'm new to this process.
  Posted: 06/03/2022 19:58:03

Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
History in the making as East met West.
Your shot captures the moment worth out any words.
Very nice work.
  Posted: 06/06/2022 15:07:21

Jody Coker   Jody Coker
Excellent photo   Posted: 06/06/2022 17:15:49

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Very nice sharp believable composite Good choice of replacement sky   Posted: 06/07/2022 15:56:17
Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Thank you Judy. It's a new process for me.   Posted: 06/07/2022 19:05:38

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
Nice sharp photo good composition nothing to crop   Posted: 06/09/2022 19:19:02

Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
Nice job, Dorinda. I agree with the comments of others re the high quality of the photo. The sky reflection is a nice touch. I particularly like the angles of the brass railings leading the eye to the main subject.   Posted: 06/10/2022 11:39:44


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