Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Caboose

My wife and I were back in Jeffersonville for another of my son's classes.  In my last post, I wrote about how we found this really cool, vintage Argus C-3 rangefinder camera at a local antique shop. Well for this trip, I decided I would take my Canon 60D and get some pictures of the downtown area. Jeffersonville is a quaint, little town on the border of Indiana and Kentucky.  Jeffersonville sits right on the Ohio River and you can see Louisville just to the south. After we dropped my son off for his class, my wife and I grabbed some breakfast at Adrienne & Co. Bakery and Cafe.  For anyone in the Midwest, if you're ever in or around the Louisville area, make a stop at Adrienne's.  As you can see from the picture below, I couldn't wait to take a bite before snapping a picture!  We both enjoyed their freshly baked donuts and even took a piece of the pumpkin cheesecake home to enjoy later.  
Blueberry Donut & Chocolate Long John
After enjoying our coffee and donuts, we headed out on our photo walk.  For this trip, I only took my Canon 50mm/f1.8 lens.  I wanted to travel light and this is by far my lightest lens.  Because this is a prime lens, I knew it would challenge me to think a little bit more about the shots I was getting, too. As we got closer to the Ohio River, we came across this little red caboose.  The caboose is parked next to Preservation Station.  The caboose really caught my eye for a couple of reasons.  First, it's not typical to see a caboose parked in or around homes and shops.  Second, its red color just popped out against the cold, gray sky.  
Jeffersonville Caboose
All editing for this photo was done in Adobe Lightroom.  Some cropping was done to straighten the composition and I used a Lightroom preset called "Sharpen - Scenic".  I love what it did for the color of the caboose!  This preset is part of a Lightroom preset package from Improve Photography that I was able to get on their Black Friday deal.  These presets are awesome!  I heard about these presets from the Improve Photography Podcast that I've been listening to for the past few months.  If you haven't heard of Improve Photography, I would definitely recommend that you check out their website and podcast.  The guys that contribute to the site and podcast are a wealth of information.  From listening to the podcasts, I've been inspired to try some new things with my photography, to shoot more, and to do more blogging in 2016!

Have you set any goals for the new year?  I'd love to hear what they are!  Comment and share below!