Saturday, November 29, 2014

Orange Empire Railway Museum, photographed with my trusty Pentax K-3


 Hi Photographer friends,

Today I visited the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perry, California. I was looking for  photo ops and I found that there. Here is an excerpt from their website:


Orange Empire Railway Museum operates a Museum Railway where visitors can ride on the historic trains and trolleys that helped shape the Southern California we know today. The Museum Railway operates every weekend and on most major holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and also on weekdays for charters and other special events.  The Museum grounds are open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
On a typical weekend (other than during special events), two city streetcars are running on the half-mile dual-gauge Loop Line, and another train is operating on the 1.5 mile standard gauge Mainline. The northern end of the Museum Railway is presently at 7th Street, although during certain special events trains operate all the way to the historic 1892 Perris Depot at 4th Street. Future plans call for regular operations to be extended to 4th Street as the depot area is rebuilt into the new Metrolink station and transit center...Click here to continue reading and visit their site.

All images were taken with my trusty Pentax K-3. I used the DA* 16-50 mm, the DA* 60-250 mm and the FA 50 mm f/1.4. I love my camera and these are my favorite lenses. As you can see, I did use Photoshop Lightroom on all images...a little clarity, a little sharpening, some light vignetting and sepia on the last three photos. Post processing is the new standard.

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Thanks for reading,

Yvon Bourque

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