A number of years ago, we took a family holiday up in North Yorkshire, England. On a day out, we decided to take a trip on the Steam Train that runs from Grosmont to Pickering, across the moors. I love the sights, sounds, and smells of steam trains. They represent a more romantic time. I took this shot in Grosmont as the train was loading for the next trip. It was like stepping back into another era. The trip along the railway was so fascinating and exciting. On the way back, I was invited to ride on the footplate up at the engine. Watching the fireman shoveling coal and getting to blow the whistle were the highlight of the day! This is an HDR image combining four images. I also applied the Orton effect to soften the image.
HP PhotoSmart C945 bridge camera
1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000
Exposure bias -0.67
HDR image generated in Photomatix Pro for Mac OS X