At the end of January a friend and I spent some time at Quorn on the Great Central Railway near Loughborough at the Winter Gala. I took several shots but couldn't decide whether colour or B&W was best so I will leave you decide.
This is the first of two images this week of BR Standard Class 2MT No.78019 which was saved from scrapping by the Loughborough Standard Locomotive Group. They have a full history and description of its refurbishment here The loco is hauling a set of mineral wagons, a type for which the GCR was famous, such trains being called "Windcutter" trains for some reason.The light on the day was almost directly overhead and was also very contrasty. I made two copies of the original JPEG at +2 and -2 EV in Raw Therapee. I then took all three into Essential HDR Community Edition and Tone Mapped an HDR conversion. This latter file was taken into CS3, cropped and given a small adjustment in Topaz to produce a final colour version and saved. That file was then returned to base in the History palette and an Adjustment Layer was used to convert to B&W before a small adjustment was made in Topaz to that version also.
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