This image is from a trip to the Lomita Railroad Museum, a popular tourist destination in Lomita, California, USA. The locomotive (class M-6 Mogul 2-6-0 #1765) was built in 1902 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia for the Southern Pacific Railroad. To give the image a more authentic “period” sepia look, I used Topaz Black & White Effects and Imagenomic RealGrain in my post-processing. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/8, 1/800 sec., ISO 200, afternoon sun, handheld)

Top 10 in “Double or triple number” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (February 2014)

Top 10 in “Antiques” challenge in Muted group (January 2013)

Top 10 (3rd place) in “Numbers” challenge in Challenge Accepted group (September 2012)

Top 10 in “Old fashioned postcard – sepia only” challenge in Postcards-Destinations group (September 2012)

Top 10 (3rd place) in “Numbers in the Landscape” challenge in Olympus and Four Thirds group (June 2012)

Top 10 in “Trains” in Absolute Clarity group (May 2012)

Featured in Muted (4 January 2013)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work! Very vintage feeling!

  • Thanks very much, Tracy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Awesome close up of the front of this workhorse…….:)

  • Thanks very much, Thomas! I might have guessed this fine old locomotive would appeal to you. :) They let people climb up into the locomotive and check out all the old steam valves and such.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Nick Boren
    Nick Borenover 2 years ago

    Awesome shot of this classic… I love your tones here and the clarity is outstanding.. :-)

  • Thank you, Nick! You may recall having seen this before, but I completely re-did the processing this afternoon.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture.

  • Thank you, Julie! This old locomotive was just so cool!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakover 2 years ago

    Wow, I can almost feel the textures in this wonderful vintage capture, Celeste. I love the clarity and composition and the repetition of “1765” as well as the reflection in the headlamp. Your treatment is perfect – I’m not familiar with Imagenomic RealGrain so I’ll have to check it out!

  • Thanks, Anita, I really wanted to stay true to the look it might have had in an old photo. I don’t use RealGrain very often, but sometimes it’s just right (and I got a good deal on it as part of a software set from Imagenomic). You might be interested to know that the actual museum building is a pretty faithful copy of one of the old stations in Wakefield, Mass.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsover 2 years ago

    Love it!!! The pp work is so extraordinary.

  • Thank you so much, Eby! I had so much fun with this. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimoreover 2 years ago

    Excellent composition. I love the sepia tones too.

  • Thanks very much, William! Some images seem destined for sepia, and this was definitely one of them.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Suemcg
    Suemcgover 2 years ago

    This is wonderful, Celeste. Instant favorite. :)

  • Thank you, Sue, for your great comment and fave!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 2 years ago

    so well done Celeste!

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