Old time photo?

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by shamus, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Trying to make one of my photo's look a little old time, so I played around on the computer and came up with this. What do you think.

    Shamus
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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    I think you you did a great job.

    It looks good. Old B/W phot`s are realy something.
    To recreate that scene is fab.;)
  3. csxnscale

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    Great but,

    My suggestion is if the rope arround the picture was not in color but black and white it should be better.
    As a second tought if the picture and the rope would be in sepia, that would remaind me of the pictures I saw at my late grandfathers home, telling his life years ago.
    Just my opinion.

    Paul
  4. Clerk

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    Beautiful Shamus, Just beautiful. If I had any $$ I would ask what you wanted for it.
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice work Shamus! It looks like you found that picture in the Badger Creek archives! Cool effect!
    Ralph
  6. RailRon

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    Excellent picture and also beautiful arrangement with the rope. I like it!

    B&W pics are one thing, but changing this into a sepia print gives it the real touch of an old photograph, say, from the beginning 20th century.

    I used to tone b&w photographs to a sepia color in the darkroom by treating them with some chemicals. Today it is of course much more comfortable with a computer - and it stinks a lot less! :D :D :D

    Just got such a pic down from the wall and scanned it in. Only now I detected that it aged even more, aquiring a blue-greyish hue in some parts. Now it look REALLY old. (BTW, I made it in 1978.)

    Ron

    This is the archbar truck of a D&RGW boxcar, standing on a disply track beside the Gunnison CO depot in 1977 - together with C-16 #278 and a Caboose. (Note that there is no fishplate between the rails, which aren't nailed to the ties, either! Sloppy trackwork, even on a display track, I'd say! :()

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  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Hi Ron, Really nice photo of an archbar truck from that boxcar.Love the details.
    Shamus
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    That's top notch Shamus, you captured the whole atmosphere of old time logging. It's something to drool over! ... (drooling here :) )

    Errol
  9. Wyomingite

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    Hi Shamus,

    You did one fine job there. I would love to have somthing like that hanging in my layout room. Ron ;)
  10. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Ride 'em cowboy yeeeeeha! Fantastic work! Like your shot too, Ron, just don't get your foot under that rail on the left;it's already sagging!

    Good to see the loggin forum hopping again!
  11. spitfire

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    Kewl!

    Well, this city-slicker has finally wandered into the logging domain and I'm glad I did. That's a really neat treatment Shamus! A nice mix of old-fashioned and new-fangled tech! Isn't Photoshop fun?

    cheers
    :D Val
  12. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Re: Kewl!

    Gee, Val, I figured a schmardt gal like you was lurkin in the back garound raht here all along. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] This is where all the real action is! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]