Uriah David Clark's Steam Locomotive
This week’s Fan Photo of the Week was taken by photographer Uriah David Clark made with the DP1.
Here’s his story behind the photo: One of my good friends Sam and I took a week off from work to fly down to North Carolina from Maine (were we live at the edge of lake Arrowhead). We were visiting our friend, Andy and his girlfriend Lindsay who had moved there six months prior. He was showing us around to different destinations in his area. The Transportation Museum being one of them. When we arrived the Museum’s sign read that they were open but when we got to the door a women greeted us and told us they would be open the following day. So not wanting to go home empty handed I took a picture of the steam engine they had out front with my DP1 and a mini tripod set on the ground (gives the locomotive a menacing look) . The photo was taken on Monday June 14, 2012 approximately 1pm at the Spencer Transportation Museum. Three exposures were taken using the Sigma’s DP1 in bracketing mode. I later combined the three exposures using Photoshop HDR Merge after tweaking them in raw to reduce chromatic abbreviations and fine tuning the white balance. After the merge I like to added more layers with the original raw photos and use blending through luminosity and a couple of others. To finish off the image I lowered the saturation, cropped, straightened, and added a border.
The image was shot all at ISO 50, shot on a two second delay:
- First shot: Aperture: f4.5 | Shutter speed: 1/50sec
- Second shot: Aperture: f6.3 | Shutter speed: 1/100sec
- Third shot: Aperture: f4 | Shutter speed: 1/15sec
About Uriah: I am a 30 year old male. I started doing weekly contests for the website Gizmodo, a technology blog about two years ago. I realized soon I needed a camera with more manuals options to do some of the contests they had featured. This is where I purchased a Sigma DP1. I also have an Aunt Linda who is into photography. She’s been very encouraging and she’s always reminds me about my compositions. I also want to give a shout out to Jack Howard for making a wonderful website teaching some of his HDR techniques.