East Union—Digital Black & White.

Sometimes the medium fits the image in more ways than one.

Earlier this month, John Gruber and I visited the Illinois Railway Museum at East Union.

Among the photos I exposed that afternoon, was this digital black & white of a recreated vintage passenger train simmering at the East Union station.

Not real black & white exposed on film, but a camera created black & white JPG.

FujiFilm X-T1 with 12mm Zeiss Touit lens.

The scene emulates a classic view of a steam locomotive and heavy weight cars at a country station, the sort of scene that was once prevalent across North America.

The photo carries the spirit of a vintage photograph, yet it was exposed using modern techniques to distill the essence of the elements of scene now long gone.

It is just a view of a museum, but it lets us step back, maybe to a happier, simpler time.

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