This morning Dave King and I drove east in the rain and wind to the Transportation Museum in Campo near the train museum to investigate the possibility with the owners to have a night class for student there. We got the approval for May. No exact date yet. Anyone who wants to join us for this event should contact me right away. 858-242-8960
I spent 90 minutes this morning checking out locations for the night session. I used my Canon 6D and the 24-105mm lens and the TS90mm. Just straight shots and no HDR. Nighttime shots will be more complicated. Infrared was not good due to the cloud cover. I did my first batch of processing the RAW files in Photoshop 6 but I did not like the results so I switched to Capture One 7. When I compared the images side by side the CS7 images were mush cleaner and a lot sharper.
I feel like a kid in visual candy shop wandering through all the rows and rows of old vehicles. I marvel at the workmanship it took to make these vehicles. The aging and weathering has created wonderful coloring and textures for both color and black and white imaging. Although the engines are silent there is a lingering awareness of their power and they hide the stories of those who operated them.
Someone just asked me what I feel about the museum. I had not put this into words and I realize now that I should and not just let the images speak for themselves. This is how I feel about the Transportation Museum in Campo.
It is a great place for many reasons and the vibrations of history impregnate the senses with visions of the struggle and talent it to make these vehicles and the operate them. By todays standards they seem for lack of a better word “funky” or “primitive” yet there is a sense of the art and care in the design and fabrication. Most of the vehicles are working machines meant to carry heavy loads and supplies or groups of men or plow fields or generate power.
Here are a few from todays adventure process with Capture one 7 Raw.