Danger - Railroad

June 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

On vacation recently, we were about to start our long driving day to trek home.  Our luck presented us with a train very early in our departure - it was our dog's first real experience with a train (loud and close) and he was a bit upset.  As I sat there waiting for the train to pass, I grabbed the camera to see what we could capture.  Here's the first photo of the railroad crossing on an cloudy day that might possibly promise rain soon.  This is a simple photo of a railroad crossing - but doesn't have a lot of impact - what could this become?


Initially, a small crop to remove the little bit of blue sign at the bottom of this picture.  Then a little straightening to make it more level (I shot this from the car window).  Next, I took this photo into Nik Color Efex 4 and tried several of the various options available.  Solarization appeared to be a good start as it made the photo look totally different!  Next, back in lightroom, a little lightening of the railroad lights and now the photo has a totally different look.




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