This is another shot from my mid October experimenting with depth of field and the kit lens that came with my camera many years ago. The intent was a sharp front of the train with some blur in the back. I wanted to see how it would work with a huge object. The technique is mostly associated with portraiture.
Mixed results. The front of the engine, one of my favorities in the Steamtown collection, was nice and clear. You can see some deliberately out of focus in the distance, especially the buildings on the right.
I'm sure a better photographer could have done a better job, but it's a decent shot, nonetheless.