This beautiful streetcar is another resident of the National Capital Trolley Museum in Colesville Maryland. Since this was a “moving target”, I’ve produced this pseudo-HDR image.
Here is a brief quote from the National Capital Trolley Museum website: “HTM 1329 represents a unique success story of the American PCC car in Europe. Nowhere else in Europe did so many “American style” PCCs operate than in Den Haag. After the Second World War, Haagsche Tramweg-Maatschappij (HTM) had, like many European systems, an urgent need for new equipment to replace war losses and worn-out stock.” Please check the full and very interesting description of this more marvelously modern machine.
Processing: I loaded a single exposure into Nik HDR Efex Pro for tone mapping. I increased the color saturation and sharpness using Adobe Photoshop, Curves and High Pass Filter. Since this streetcar (trolley) is from a time that most of us don’t remember, I decided to load the image into Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 for a more nostalgic look. The version below is a result of my first attempt with the software (new to me) and I am pretty pleased with what it can do.
I added a small amount of vignette and used the Agfa APX Pro 100 film type. I then used Photo Filter sepia tone in Photoshop for the final antique look. I’ll be experimenting more with the Nik software later.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 28-70 f/2.8 lens set to f/16, ISO 400. Manfrotto 190XPROB with 486RC2 ball head.