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Tough & rugged
After the Dutch subway station series itís back to Portugal. This type of diesel locomotive and stainless steel carriage are the mainstay of CPís (Caminhos de Ferro Portgueses, Portugalís national train operator) West-Algarve fleet. It was taken on Lagos station.

While staying in Santa Luzia (near Tavira) in the Sotavento region we decided to make a daytrip by train to Lagos and Portimao. It was high tourist season. So it was a bit of a bad choice. Somewhat shocked by the garish, overheated tourist pandemonium we only stayed for 2 hours in Lagos and decided to head back. On Lagos station we waited for almost an hour for our train. While strolling around I noticed these two tough guys, getting ready for their next shift . Together with the concrete lamp post and the strong shadows, they formed a very strong image. Itís one of my favourite train pics.

PS-E2 tech: rotated 0.25 dgr CCW, cropped, saturated (master and red (tweaked the hue also) & blue), fill flashed selected shadow parts, darkened the shadow of the lamppost, cloned out a powerline (this is an exception, I generally like them ;-)) , sharpened (the whole pic and parts with the sharpen brush) and saved for the web.

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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