On Sunday (yesterday) I was lucky enough to attend a Steampunk Outing at a Vintage Railway and Museum in Ashburton, 1 1/2 hrs drive south of Christchurch. Never even knew it existed so took a fellow photog along (he hadn’t come across Steampunk either) and we all braved the bitterly cold southerly wind.
So this seemed an ideal image to use for the Sept One Four Challenge – details here if you are not familiar with it
Actually it was a really good day, spent a couple of hours at the Museum, took loads of photos of the steam engine, where it obligingly sat puffing decorative clouds of steam for quite some time. When they crank it up ready to move, steam came out from underneath it too, making it look wreathed in clouds. Was a delight to photograph!
The image above is what it looked like after being processed in Lightroom, very shiny and colourful with copper and brass bits lovingly tended.
Of course what it demanded was a BW treatment so off to Nik Silver Efex I went.
This is the Full Spectrum preset, with some dodging and burning a few areas, a smidge of film grain, a very slight warming of the colour tone and the vignette was already present from LR.
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