Downhill Run

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  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    A coal train drifts downgrade past a solitary house up on Goad Mtn., in this scene from the 1930's...

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    nice looking house.
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    Nice photo!
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    interurban Active Member

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    Nice

    Hi Charlie,, That is a nice shot, I`ll have to start trying some B/W shots after seeing your 1930`s pic.
    Thanks for posting.
    Love the smoke,, Now how can I show sparks flying off the overhead?? hhhhhmmmmmm???;)
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    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Thanks guys! :)
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Nice photo Charlie. How did you do the smoke and steam? Looks like a vintage picture..

    Don
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    Nice photo Charlie, love Black & White sometimes.
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    Charlie, this is a beautiful shot! It looks like the track is on a high ridge, and deep below in the background you see a sea of fog. :cool:

    B/W photos have their own atmosphere!

    Ron
  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nicely done Charlie! Those black and white shots set the mood. Do you use the jiggle-the-cotton-on-a wire method for the great looking smoke?
    Ralph
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    Just great my friend, good job all way round! :thumb: :wave: :thumb:
  13. Drew1125

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    Thanks again, guys!:)
    This started out as a color photo that I didn't really like...so I just started playing around with it in Adobe Photoshop...I added some smoke & valve steam with the "airbrush tool", I removed the color, & brightened the photo, to give it sort of a faded look.

    My layout has a removable backdrop, & I had removed it to do some work on the other side, & this allowed me to get one of those "spider's-eye-views" of the layout, shooting through the trees above a cut, sort of like what you might do with some 1:1 railfanning.

    All of the praise you guys shower me with here at this wonderful forum means the world to me, & I really do appreciate the nice words!:)
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Charlie,

    We wouldn't say them if we didn't mean them. You deserve every ounce of praise you get and then some.

    Don
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    Very neat scene! :)

    Is that the edge of the layout or is that a backdrop? Might be interesting to see a background "editted" in there. ;)
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    I see a sharp drop behind the tracks with a large tree growing on the slope going down to the lake.

    Nice pic Charlie :thumb: