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Pullman Car

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 25 November 2009 in Transportation and Portfolio.

This is what we rode in all day long. The two Pullman cars were pulled by the Heisler engine (No. 3).


TONIGHT we head to Portland where our family will gather for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Will be back Friday afternoon.

NIKON D700 1/100 second F/7.1 ISO 200 56 mm (35mm equiv.)

Levi from West Vancouver, Canada

beautiful vivid picture. i like the dynamic range. well done

25 Nov 2009 5:06am

jim from sebastopol, United States

the engine ALMOST has a 3D look without feeling "overprocessed".

25 Nov 2009 5:10am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I like the processing work on this - it gives it an old feel with a lot of texture! Great work on these images and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!!

25 Nov 2009 5:21am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott. You and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving as well.

rem_la from Villiers, France

on se croirait au siecle dernier !

25 Nov 2009 5:37am

@rem_la: Merci.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful, out of time

25 Nov 2009 6:05am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderful clarity...It has a sprightly old-fashioned look about it !! Love being able to see right into the Pullman car.

25 Nov 2009 6:37am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie.

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

How i love that processing!!! Never quite worked out how to do it myself...any hints?
Looks like a wonderful steam train experience!

25 Nov 2009 6:43am

@Linerberry: Nik Tonal Contrast in Color Efex, and then Topaz Detail.

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

I like the processing very much. It reminds me of a post card from the 40s or 50s.

25 Nov 2009 6:56am

@Chris Parr: Thanks, Chris.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Les vieux trains m'ont toujours fait rêver, je les regrette et me régale des tiens

25 Nov 2009 6:58am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

As if we were younger of ... 50 years ? Really nice Jack !

25 Nov 2009 7:05am

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Wonderful picture, wonderful processing. Is this a Topaz treatment? It is picture perfect.

25 Nov 2009 7:18am

@Marion: Nik Tonal Contrast in Color Efex, and then Topaz Detail.

Stu from Home: Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

It looks just a little HDR but not too much. Nicely handled, Jack.

25 Nov 2009 8:24am

@Stu: No HDR but I did you a couple of plug-ins.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

I love the treatment. Great textures and tones. Reminds me of the Wild West :)
Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the time with your family.

25 Nov 2009 9:11am

@Anina: Thank you.

Mhélène from Paris, France

Great treatment ! And superb composition !

25 Nov 2009 10:34am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

The HDR makes it look so surreal ... it looks like a miniature, but I guess then you wouldn't have fitted in it :)

25 Nov 2009 11:35am

@Monique: No HDR, but I did apply Nik Tonal Contrast and Topaz Detail that give it the look that it has.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Jack, I love trains, what a wonderful photo and finish :)

25 Nov 2009 11:44am

zOOm from Paris, France

What a good idea it could have been for my birthday Jack ! An endless trip into this beautiful and romatic train into the Wild West. I would adore that ! ;-)

25 Nov 2009 12:06pm

@zOOm: You must come!!

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

Fantastic! I like the treatment and the romantic atmosphere in this photo.

25 Nov 2009 12:12pm

@Mirjam: Thank you.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I like this too Jack, from the light on the front of the engine to the swinging bell.....ding, ding!

25 Nov 2009 12:41pm

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Lovely shot beautiful presentation. Have a good Thanksgiving!

25 Nov 2009 12:44pm

@MrsAmber: Thanks.

MJ from Delaware, United States

great shot... i love how you pictured the two trains ... great color , and the steam... just makes the shot...

25 Nov 2009 12:53pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Gorgeous black engine with beautiful smoke ! Nice shot, Grandpa Jack. I thought she is 7 because of the number of candles... Now I understand she celebrates grandpa's birthday.

25 Nov 2009 1:20pm

@Hiro: She has 7; Grandpa has 4; Grandpa was 74.

k@ from Paris, France

O°oh, I envy you so much - terrific dreamy ones ! Tchooo-Tchoooooooooo (can't help hearing it ;)
Thanks again for sharing and you have a very sweet Thanksgiving with your closests...

25 Nov 2009 1:41pm

@[email protected]: Merci, my dear.

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Very nice serie!

25 Nov 2009 2:19pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

gorgeous clarity and colors!!

Have a wonderful trip and a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

25 Nov 2009 2:55pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

HDR? Very nice colors.

25 Nov 2009 3:10pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: No HDR. Nik Tonal Contrast and Topaz Detail.

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

I can't even find words for this one...amazing, beautiful, the colors are perfect, the smoke and the mountains in the back ground. WOW! Feels like a painting in some ways. Just WOW!! I can even imagin the faces in the windows...I think this is my favorite. Enjoy your family time.

25 Nov 2009 3:29pm

@Macrobaby: Many thanks.

oncho from granada, Spain

Colores agradable y foto dinamica

25 Nov 2009 3:39pm

@oncho: Gracias.

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

I'm in love with the machine number 19! Beautiful ... A very dynamic composition and wonderful light ... as ever. Greetings master! Adela

25 Nov 2009 3:48pm

alex centrella from California, United States

classic !

25 Nov 2009 3:55pm

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Great! is this a HDR-photo? it is beautiful!

25 Nov 2009 3:56pm

@Yvonne Simons: No HDR, but I did use a couple of plug-ins.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

I can say right now - the best image of the day, although I did not look at so many this morning :)) Bravo Jack , this is so superbly done !!!

25 Nov 2009 3:57pm

@MARIANA: Many thanks.

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

great shot I love that you were able to show the engine and the passenger car in the same frame, and the background is so pretty,

25 Nov 2009 4:00pm

@BJ: Many thanks.

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Ooo, I love your HDR here, Jack! What a wonderful, wonderful image!

25 Nov 2009 4:09pm

@Claudia: No HDR, Claudia, but I did use a couple of plug-ins.

don from spokane, United States

I like how this shot shows us the engine and a pullman car. You took this image at a prime moment. Very well done.

25 Nov 2009 4:12pm

@don: Thanks, Don.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such a very cool train and superb image. I like it.

25 Nov 2009 4:19pm

Daniel from Perpignan, France

Super !!!

25 Nov 2009 4:24pm

@Daniel: Thank you for all of your recent comments.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Fantastic shot and processing.... will have to look into Topaz. have a nice thanksgiving

25 Nov 2009 4:58pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Superb composition color and treatment, bravo!

25 Nov 2009 5:09pm

@Theys: Merci.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great use of HDR in this capture. Love the view that was incorporated of what is above and beyond the train cars.

25 Nov 2009 5:34pm

@Steven: No HDR, but I did use a couple of other plug-ins.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wow, very surreal, but real at the same time, Jack. Lovely photo. Happy Thanksgiving. Trains are a great mode of transportation. Enjoy!

25 Nov 2009 6:09pm

@LauraS: Thanks. Happy Thanksgiving.

mo.langel from Switzerland

Superbe image! très beau traitement!

25 Nov 2009 6:23pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

a beautiful train !

25 Nov 2009 7:22pm

@Loner: Thank you.

Julia from Athens, Greece

Stunning photo!

25 Nov 2009 7:39pm

@Julia: Thank you.

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent

25 Nov 2009 7:53pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Superb shot and processing.

25 Nov 2009 7:57pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Looks like a very fun ride. Happy Thanksgiving!

25 Nov 2009 8:17pm

JamesC from portland, United States

superb imagery, ouch!

25 Nov 2009 8:51pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

These old train photos are fantastic ... what a wonderful series!
Happy Thanksgiving!

25 Nov 2009 10:24pm

Marianne Be. from Toulouse, France

très belle photo ! des lumières très douces !
le train , un beau symbole de voyage !

25 Nov 2009 10:30pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

It seems to be an other time... Beautiful picture!

25 Nov 2009 11:34pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Super shot Jack....processing does look real similar to an hdr treatment......wonderful work you did with the other software!!! Have a great holiday!!!

26 Nov 2009 12:44am

Self-Indulgence from Chicago, United States

Wonderful photo and happy thanksgiving.

26 Nov 2009 12:46am

Ajay from Pune, India

The strong colours really gives an effect of power to engines and the whole scene.

26 Nov 2009 1:36am

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Happy Thanksgiving .... and a another fine image.

26 Nov 2009 1:44am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Very nice processing,a great shot.Are the plug ins you used for photoshop (free or paid for ?)

26 Nov 2009 7:08am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Paid for (one is cheap and one is expensive).

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fabulous! Very interesting post editing. Looks like an HDR. Great tones and detail! Love it

26 Nov 2009 4:15pm

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

Nice colors and detail...

26 Nov 2009 8:34pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Splendid details and colours!

29 Nov 2009 6:07am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

excellent processing! is this an hdr -- or simply work with sharpening and levels? beautiful!

30 Nov 2009 4:58pm

@dj.tigersprout: I applied Nik's Tonal Contrast, and then Topaz's Detail. The combination created the look.

Shailaja from Banglore, India

superb picture! 5 stars from me! :)

3 Dec 2009 2:28pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

incedible processing ! fabulous picture ;

17 May 2010 8:18pm