Age of Steam #1

I just returned from a short trip to Santa Fe to check on our house there and of course used the trip as an excuse to spend a few days photographing around northern New Mexico and southernmost Colorado. I ended up spending most of a morning at the Antonito terminus of the Cumbres & Toltec RR, and most of that afternoon at the Chama terminus. This image is from the latter - simple but the light was truly marvelous.

Contax Vario Sonnar 35-70mm at f/3.4 or so, Sony A7R, ISO 400, 1/2500s, very minimal adjustments in Capture One.

A note on the composition. Believe it or not, the big nut is not at the center of the image, it is exactly at one of the Golden Ratio intersections. I have to go back and look at the grid in CaptureOne to reassure myself that that is the case.

Please do not critique this image. Galleries are for sharing and discussion only.

This is a cool historical industrial image. The kind of shallow DOF works nicely and nice light. Good stuff.

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