During our visit to America last year, we took a coach trip to Yosemite National Park. On route to the park the coach stopped at a little place called El Portal, where we came across a disused train and railway.
I had original posted the photo in a post back in October 2015, (pictured on the right), what I liked about the photograph is the train and the water tower behind… it really gave an insight into the Yosemite Valley Railroad, which was a short-lived railway and only operated between 1907-1945 and it mainly followed the river from Merced to Yosemite National Park.
For Take 1 of the photograph I wanted to create a softer looking image.
For Take 2 I decided to use more contrast in the photograph and to soften the trees and the water-tower.
And of course no railway… is without its water tower and for this image.. I decided to give it a Sepia tone.
Which to made it look more as if it was out of a Western.
Thank you Cee for running this week’s Black and White Photo Challenge called Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic. It is greatly appreciated.