In the winter of 2000/2001 I was in Denver again. Here a few pictures:
Freitagsfüller, oder auch Freitagsrückblick: Denver, Winter 2000/2001
Im Winter 2000/2001 war ich wieder in Denver. Hier ein paar Bilder:
Motivated by a discussion that originated from the post „Colorific or Monochromatic“ by Images by T. Dashfield, and continued here [Comparison] and especially here [Locomotive #683 and Carriages], I’d like to present the latter picture in the original and different renderings, the original first :
Angeregt durch eine Diskussion, die ihren Ursprung in dem Beitrag „Colorific or Monochromatic“ von Images by T. Dashfield“ hatte, und die hier [Comparison] und des Weiteren besonders hier [Locomotive #683 and Carriages] fortgesetzt wurde, moechte ich hier das Letztere im Orignal und in verschiedenen Bearbeitungen zeigen, zuerst das Original:
Rendered in Black&White with ACDSee Ultimate:
Bearbeitet in Schwarz-Weiß mit Ultimate:
Rendered in Black&White with EasyHDR:
Bearbeitet in Schwarz-Weiß mit EasyHDR:
Rendered with EasyHDR, setting „natural2“:
Bearbeitet mit EasyHDR, Einstellung „natural2“:
For the rendering in Sepia see the link on this page above.
Für die Bearbeitung in Sepia siehe Link oben auf dieser Seite.
Looks quiite threatening, doesn’t it, this snowblower?!
The front of this engine does look somewhat like a human face, doesn’t it. It reminds me of the movie „Silver Streak“, when, at the end, after the run-away engine has broken through a wall and come to a halt in the hall of the Chicago railway station, Grover T. Muldoon [played by Richard Pryor] comments that it looks like the locomotive is actually grinning.
Well, I know that the „Puffing Billy“ was quite a different locomotive, but I think the name would have been appropriate here, too – judging by the looks of that engine, which, btw, is propelled not by steam created with a fire inside the engine, but by compressed air in its huge tank. This makes it safe in an environment with fuels, as it wa used by the Standard Oil Company.
Doesn’t it really look quite like it?
From the railroad museum’s website: „M&PP No. 1 is a unique locomotive specially designed to climb steep mountain slopes with grades up to 25 percent. The underside is equipped with a toothed cog wheel. As the wheel turns, it connects to a stationary rack rail in the track, thus helping to pull a train up the mountain or provide braking on the way down.“
This time from a different perspective and in „natural“ colours.