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Classic SP freight through Hiland

Westbound tonnage led by Southern Pacific SD45 #7419 blasts through the cut at Hiland in Cajon Pass on the Palmdale Colton Cutoff in 1986.
You're right William about the soft focus. I think it's more about the scan res than the original image quality. Back then I was shooting with a 28-50 lens that was usually dead on for focus. Of course, the shutter speed may have been off just a bit. Many of these images will get reposted eventually when I've either rescanned them or run them through the Corel program I have.

Thanks again for the "10". I'm certainly pleased that you're enjoying my work. More to come!
 
I have some photos that are a bit blurry as well. I use adobe photoshop & sharpen the image usually just 1 time, if you sharpen more than 1 time it gets too pixelated
 
Right you are. One pass through sharpen is usually enough. In Corel Paint Shop Pro, I use a feature called "Clarify" which really does a nice job of balancing the lighting throughout an image.
 
I have to agree, a 10. It's one of those pictures that strikes me for many reasons. The sky, snow capped mountains and of course the subject.

Greg
 

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