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The Leica M9 and the Train Yard

February 23, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Leica M9 w/Leica 28mm Elmarit Finally a day out of the house without it snowing, frigid cold or rain. It was gray but otherwise warm and well worth the trip outside to make some frames with the Leica M9 and the Leica 28mm Elmarit. Down the street from me in Rockport is the "end of the line" for the MBTA commuter rail line. Most of the time there are at least a couple of engines with all the cars attached but on Sunday it's full.

 

So I roamed around looking for interesting photos and this particular arrangement caught my attention and was easily the best combination of elements at the site. I took a few other things but this one really got my juices going. I envisioned this as a high contrast black and white and after adjusting the colors the way I wanted them in Lightroom I pulled it into Silver Efex Pro. One of the presets was perfect and gave me the image you see above. I am really thrilled with it. You never know, it could end up at the RAA this summer.

 

Leica M9 w/ Leica 28mm Elmarit

While I was at the station the train was beginning to leave and a couple of families quickly ran out of Dunkin Donuts to catch the train back to Boston. I was ready to catch folks running by. This little girl decided that I was much more interesting than catching the train as she was looking at me the whole time. Today with the flat light I really felt like I was using Tri-X so I converted this image in Silver Efex Pro using the Tri-X preset. It is really close to what I was thinking at the time. Who would have thought street photography in Rockport in the winter.


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