Happy New Year everyone.  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season filled with good times spent with family and friends.

I wanted to post an image today that was symbolic of the new year/new beginnings, etc., but I just couldn’t find one that worked.  So instead, here are some trains that have questionable symbolism at best (maybe I’m on track for something, or need more train-ing???).  Anyway, I met up with Bob Lussier over the weekend for an impromptu shoot at a train yard in Lawrence on a cold and gray morning.  The bitter cold made our time outside short, but I was able to grab a few images that I liked, including this one.

After seeing one of Bob’s images converted to B&W, I decided to try the same with this shot.  Not sure which version I like better, but I’m definitely liking the processing options using Perfect B&W from OnOne Software.  It provides so many ways to convert images that you can really find something to fit any taste and style.  I hope to try more of this in the new year.

Parallel 2


  1. Posted January 2, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Happy New Year, Steven. I’m also experimenting with OnOne software currently. A rather bewildering array of options sometimes but certainly some clever pre-sets for B&W conversions. Artists seem to like decorating freight wagons. Never found any yet that stand still!

  2. Posted January 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    I like this one a lot. The symmetry is great. I think I prefer the color version.

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