Coming To The Narrows
The train is called Mountain Thunder. I took this photo Saturday morning as it was approaching the Narrows in Western MD. My wife and I had been out yard surfing and as we came through the Narrows I realized that Mountain Thunder was due to go by at any moment. I only had time to pull over, jump out with my camera - it was already preset with the f/stop and ISO mentioned below - point, zoom, focus and capture this scene as it was getting ready to go by. It pays to always have a camera ready.
This photo was taken with a DSLR and an 18 – 105 lens. The ISO was 400 exposed for 1/400 sec @f/8. In Photoshop Elements I converted the image to a B&W photo and cropped for the square look. I added some contrast, a little vignetting, a touch of sepia toning and a smidgen of sharpening.
If you ever get to Western MD anytime from Spring through Fall on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday you should set aside some time to ride Mountain Thunder. You and your family will be glad you did. Here is a link to the official WMSR website: Western Maryland Scenic Railroad