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Old 09-28-2016, 01:07 AM   #11
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I fully admit that I heavily use ALL of the sliders available to me, including heavy doses of Shadows & Highlights. My goal is to take full advantage of the dynamic range my cameras offer and attempt to make the images look as close as possible to what my eyes actually saw. Over the years, I have developed a real distaste for steam engine photos that are just dark and muddy, with not much detail in the running gear. Just as a photo with overdone shadows and highlights doesn't look real, neither does the dark, muddy look. Even at high noon in June, my eyes can still see details in the running gear on a steam engine, even when it is back-lit. I try to strike a balance, but I admit that the journey still continues.

Here's one that I posted today...maybe just a tick too bright:
Image © Kevin Madore
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Photograph © Kevin Madore

And here's what it looked like coming out of the camera:
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