About a year and half ago, I gave one of my Birds are People Too
presentations to the Cleveland Photographic Society in Broadview
I came away quite impressed with the club. My intent was to join,
but didn't get around to it until about a week ago. I could've joined
a group that held their meetings a lot closer to where I live, but
those meetings were held on Tuesdays. The CPS meetings were held
on Fridays (my day off).
Another thing that impressed me about the CPS were the number of
events they held for their members. I went to my first one this
past Sunday at the B&O Railways. I figured since these were just
trains and the threat of snow, there wouldn't be to many people
there. Boy was I wrong! I arrived 20 minutes early and I almost
didn't have a place to park.
As far as photographing trains for the first time, I think I did pretty
good. The only challenge was trying to get a clean shot without another
photographer in it :)
Because of the age of these trains, I wanted that old time feel. So
I purposely used a high ISO for grain. For post processing I used
my NIK Filters to give it that look, which ended up working really well
since the sky was basically white due to the snow, matching with
what you'd see from photos shot in the 60's or earlier.