I am remembering why I have not processed and produced an HDR (high dynamic range) photograph lately. These photographs tend to look very artificial or what the world would look like on an acid trip. There are some very good HDR photographers out there, but most photogs just dabble in it and the results are not very good.
(Click through the image for the 700px view of rusted metal)
Interestingly, during one of my walks along the old train spur lines (off shoot tracks branching off the main line), I discovered an old train container car that was now off the tracks, upside down with a nice coat of graffiti. The wheels and axles were off the car and in the nearby brush.
The “Sou Pac” marks on the equipment indicates these wheels were made for the Southern Pacific Railroad, which began operations in 1865 as a land holding company and became a major railroad company by 1900. They acquired Central Pacific and many smaller rail companies to achieve this status. Based in San Francisco, the “SP” was itself acquired by Union Pacific in 1996.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 55mm, f/10, [-1,0,+1] 1/5, 1/10, 1/20 sec
Ione, Train Wheels, Branches, HDR. Ione, California. March 02, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.