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The Canadian National No. 47 locomotive is currently on static display at Steamtown, USA, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. This site is a National Park that is dedicated to the preservation of North American railroad train history.

I was personally bitten by the railroading bug as a child, when my father worked for the B&O Railroad Company in Cumberland, Maryland.

This photograph was captured on November 11th, 2013, on a cold overcast Veterans Day. It was taken with a Canon 5D DSLR camera body, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the 32mm focal length. The shutter speed was 1/20 sec, with an aperture of f/11, ISO 100. The camera was mounted on a Manfrotto tripod, with a Manfrotto 222 Pistol Grip head. A remote shutter release cable was also used.

This image was processed in Photomatix Pro v4.1.3 and converted monotone in Photoshop CS2, using the Channels Mixer tool. Three bracketed exposures, shot one stop apart, were merged to reveal the full dynamic range of the light and shadows in this scene.

Steamtown, USA is located at 150 South Washington Avenue, in the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Electric City Trolley Museum can also be found here, just across the parking lot for Steamtown.

© 2014 Gene Walls

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black and white, b w, train, locomotive, tracks, rails, grayscale, monotone, canadian national, railroad, steam, steam engine, steam locomotive, steamtown usa, scranton, pa, pennsylvania

Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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Comments

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz476 months ago

    Oh, boy… this one warms the cockles of my otherwise freezing heart!!

  • Thanks big bunches, Sheila! I’m finishing the last of my November train shots, while I’m staying inside to keep warm. burrrrr

    Best Polar Vortex wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • trish725
    trish7256 months ago

  • This wonderful honor is deeply appreciated, Trish! Thank you so much for Featuring this shot in “The World As We See It…”!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • John Schneider
    John Schneider6 months ago

    Great shot, Gene

  • Thanks a bunch, John!

    Kindest wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Russell Fry
    Russell Fry6 months ago

    great capture, Gene!

  • Thank you very kindly, Russell!

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampson6 months ago

    Hi Gene – There is one thing I appreciate about good photographers… when they know a shot (a capture) works well in B&W. This photograph certainly falls into that catagory. It has excellent framing to begin with and in my eyes, the perfect angle to show both depth and the awsome subject itself in detail. You are an outstanding photographer.

    Rog

  • Thank you very kindly for you extremely kind assessment of this work Rog!

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampson6 months ago

  • This very kind honor is deeply appreciated, Rog! Thank you so much for Featuring this shot in “Freedom to Shine”!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watson5 months ago

    Excellent work

  • Thank you very kindly, joy!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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