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.
One of the most popular locomotives at the moment is the LMS Jubilee class No.5690 Leander.
5690 was built at Crewe in March 1936 and named Leander after HMS Leander, which in turn was named after the Greek hero Leander. After nationalisation in 1948, she was renumbered 45690 by British Railways, and based at the former LMS engine shed at Bristol Barrow Road.
After being withdrawn in 1964, Leander was sold to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales. Rescued by Brian Oliver in May 1972, she was restored by the Leander Locomotive Society at the Dinting Railway Centre, Glossop. After later purchase by and running on the Severn Valley Railway, she was again sold into private ownership and is now owned by the Beet family and based at the East Lancashire Railway.
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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