I followed the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train last Friday from Sabula to Davenport, IA, with a stop in Clinton. It was a great time, they have a concert aboard the train, and accept donations for local food pantries. I’m sure they raised a lot of money as the crowds in these small Iowa towns were coming out en masse, despite the bitterly cold temperatures. Shortly after the stop in Savanna, IL, they made their way over the Mississippi River into Iowa, just as the sun was going down, well if there had been any sun. It was a completely overcast day out in those parts, and the only option I had to bring out any color in this extremely bright and colorful train was to do a High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo. It combines from three to eight exposures (in this case three), to bring out the highlights and shadow details. Anyway, here is what I came up with as the train rolled along the causeway in Sabula, snaking it’s way up to the river bridge. It probably looks more like a painting than a photo, though.
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