Even though I enjoy photography and would like to make some money on it some day, I do have a day job. I work at the local transit agency in Austin, Texas called "Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority" or "Capital Metro" for short. This week we finally went public with our new commuter rail line called "MetroRail". So, this shot here is a fusion of work and pleasure. This was taken at out Downtown Station platform just after the train made it's 32 mile trip from Leander Texas. This is the inaugural week and riding on the train this week is free. Next week the agency will start charging a fare to ride. You can get more info on the train here.
This shot was taken with my Nikon D90 on Aperture Priority mode and its 18-105 kit lens, aperture of f11, focal length of 28mm, and ISO 320. It's 5 bracketed raws with EVs ranging from -2 to +2 at 1 stop increments, merged in Photoshop CS4, tonemapped in Photomatix and post-processed/tweaked in CS4 with the Nik Color Efex plugin. Noise reduction was accomplished with Noiseware Professional and sharpening was done with Nik Sharpener.