A few photos

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by ILCEN, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. ILCEN

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    I got the camera out today and snapped a few photos.
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    Looking good!
    Is that a "natural tunnel" in picture #6; back past the factory?
  3. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    if i do say so myself that is one HELL of a steep mountain,very nice layout though.
  4. ILCEN

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    Actually that is a mirror.
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    Wow, what a mountain! There seems to be some good resources in it for a interesting traffic with hopper-cars. :)
    And Wow, what a beautiful layout all over. Lots of details and it strikes med that you don´t overfill your layout with tracks. That´s good!
    I can also see that you use my favorite locos from ATSF. I love those locos but I´m not able too decide what sort of locos they are from my distance. But they make my heart speed up at least 50 beats/min. Thanks for sharing :wave:
  6. Papa Bear

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    Nice layout. :thumb: Lots of action and a great job on the buildings and scenery.
  7. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Very nice!
    Love the Santa Fe power consist! :thumb:
  8. ILCEN

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    Thanks for the kind comments. The locos are Atlas GP-7's.

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    Super job! You've done a GREAT job on the scenery, town layout and details.
    First class - realistic and intersting without being cluttered.
    The town building / park arrangement is very impressive and natural looking.
    I can tell from your photos that you spent a LOT of time realistically varying the ground cover. Your photos seem a bit over lit, and that has a tendancy of making any matt surfaces appear much shinier than they really are. It also makes the colors intense and makes any exposed plastic look shiny. My camera has a lot of setting options and I find that I can capture the true colors and textures much better using a tripod and natural light. When I use a flash, it tends to overlight the foreground areas.
    Also, if you can play around with manual focus you can often get a better depth of field than the automatic setting. Maybe using a portable lamp or two instead of the overhead lights would allow more even lighting.

    Also, I see that you have added internal lights to the buildings. I'd love to see some "night" photos. I'm sure it is awesome!

    Congrats

    Doug
  10. ILCEN

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    Thanks for the comments and suggestions Doug!

    I'll get my tripod out and try to play around with some of the manual settings. I'll post the results later.
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    Above are some shots using manual adjustments and a tripod.
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    Below are some night shots.

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    What a huge difference in your photos. AWESOME LAYOUT!!!

    I love the building and street lights. And the natural lighting really show off the rock face details. This has to be one of the very best detailed large N layouts I have ever seen. Your years of hard work have really paid off.

    Congratulations!

    Doug
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    Wow that is an incredible layout. I love your mountains, your town, your night pictures. I just love it all! Great Job!:thumb:
  15. ILCEN

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    Here are a few more I took this evening.

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  16. ILCEN

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    nice work!:thumb:
    BTW what are you using for a camera, lens. Because your photos look great!
    Ii have a good digital camera and have taken a few photos of my buildings, trees ect,
    I am having a hard time getting the shot that I think are good:cry:
    Great layout and great photos.
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    Nothing fancy. An Olympus C-7000 with 5x optical zoom. As was suggested to me I used a tripod, no flash (after the first set of pictures), and used the manual settings. I don't know what I'm doing though. I set the F stop to 7 or 8, I think that increases depth. I then adjusted the other settings based on the amount of light.

    I took 3 or 4 pictures of the exact same shot to start, to figure out what setting I thought was best.
  20. steamhead

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    Great layout and gorgeous train room...!!! How big is your layout?
    The second set of shots with natural lighting is really good. You can see the "true" colors which were somewhat washed out in the first shots.
    Congratulations!!:thumb: