Saturday, January 1, 2011

White River Junction Train Station

My dad and I did a one day tour of eastern Vermont. We started at the White River Junction Train Depot. My dad wanted to check the schedule for the Amtrak Vermonter. We often see it as it arrives in nearby Randolph, Vt.

While we were there, the sun was trying to break through some overcast clouds. I took advantage of this situation by combining 2 stop and 3 stop hard edge graduated neutral density filters. The 5 stops held the brightness of the sun back enough to allow for proper exposure of the darker foreground. This is old school HDR. It still works great!

I use the Galen Rowell series of graduated ND filters by Singh Ray. They make a huge difference in my photography. (No, I am not on their payroll. Although I wish I was.)

The locomotive in this shot was built in 1896 and is being restored. The train station in its heyday had up to 50 trains a day stop there. I would be surprised if 50 trains a week stopped now. Its still a beautiful station.

I will be posting more photos from this one day trip to Vt. soon

1 comment:

  1. I love this one Greg. We need to talk more about these hard edge ND filters. Your results are wonderful! I can't wait to see the rest of your Vermont photos. Simply amaze me.


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