I came across this old traction engine in the Chilean interior at the Hotel Ensenada. My husband wasn’t with me on this trip and I thought he would find this interesting – hence this shot.
For Sonel’s photo editing challenge I thought I would see if I could make the photo something more than ho-hum. I worked in Sagelight. First I used the quick colour balance to get rid of the green tone and then adjusted the light and contrast using the smart light function. Next I added a toned down HDR effect to sharpen some of the details and used the fast depth of field to give a very slight blur to the edges. I desaturated the colour. Despite having sharpened the image, I added the merest soft glow effect just because I like it and think it sits the object in place and time.
Lastly I went to Photoscape for a bit of photo antiquing choosing one that didn’t alter the rest of the editing to a great degree but gives a subtle effect.