Everyday Surreal #1: Union Pacific

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The first image in the series is a blur of bright yellow and red.  It’s the look of a rushing Union Pacific locomotive.


Union Pacific


Or is it?  It’s really an M-scale toy locomotive sitting static on my dining room table.  Motion blur was added by panning the camera on a tripod with a slow shutter speed.  I took about 50 images to make sure I got one that I liked.  Boosted the colors a bit by tone-mapping the image with Photomatix.


Technical Data:  Canon 7D; EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM; f/2.8 at 1/20; ISO 100; Photomatix.


An introduction to the Everyday Surreal series can be found here.

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