HDR – Catch the Trolley – CTCo 522

Not this one!. As you can see in this HDR image, this antique trolley has seen better days. I had a chance to visit the National Capital Trolley Museum and took advantage of the great, vintage finds there.

Though not totally restored, this old trolley still has lots of character. This gorgeous specimen from the past is the Capital Traction Company (CTCo) 522. And, according to the information at the Trolley Museum, this beauty is operable and just waiting for full restoration.

Processing: The indoor shots at the museum were a little difficult due to the darkness of the room. These images were each produced from three shots, -1 to +1 ev. Nik HDR Efex Pro was used for tone mapping and a bit of selective structuring. I used Adobe Photoshop CS6 (ta da!) for the finishing touches with Exposure, Hue/Saturation, Curves and a small amount of sharpening using High Pass Filter.

Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 28-70 f/2.8 lens set to f/4.8, top f/8 bottom, ISO 1600.Manfrotto 190XPROB with 486RC2 ball head.

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12 thoughts on “HDR – Catch the Trolley – CTCo 522

  1. Jimi Jones

    Now this is the grungiest looking trolley I’ve ever seen. Love it!
    This will really be a beauty when fully restored. I’ll have to add this to my places to visit.

    Really nice processing, Mark.

    1. Mark Neal Post author

      Thanks, Jimi. I love the Grunge also. It is an interesting place. . .not too far from Baltimore. Make sure you check the schedule since they aren’t always open. :)

    1. Mark Neal Post author

      Thank you, Rossana. I’ll be posting a few more soon. I only just loaded CS6 a couple of days ago. It’s nice but I haven’t had time to explore very much. I jumped from CS3 so there is a slight learning curve to overcome.

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