I’ve been going through my archives and pulling out photos from when I first started getting serious about photography. There are so many cringe inducing photos in there, but I got lucky a handful of times and I plan on sharing those on my blog. The first set is the Milwaukee road 261 steamer coming into the Winona Train Depot on October 8th, 2005. I just happened to be in the vicinity with my camera and was able to capture a few photo before the train pulled out. I do still have the raw files, but I decided to show you my original edit as it captures the feel of where my style back then. To get the “historic” feel to the vertical image, I printed it out on photo paper and gave it texture by crinkling it up a bit. Then I rubbed a very light amount of lemon juice on certain areas and then heated it with a heat gun. This gave it a slight burned look on the edges. Once that was dried, I scanned it back in and did a final edit on the image in Photoshop 7. That seems like an awful amount of work, but I could barely edit in photoshop and had zero clue on doing texture overlays at the time.