Show us your 'improved' photos!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by hemiadda2d, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    I took a generic shot of clean tunnel motors, and added some photoshop magic: heat, sand dust, dirt/grime, weathering, etc.
    What do you think?

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  2. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    I think it looks great!
  3. siderod

    siderod Member

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    looks great, but the white hoppers are FAR too white, espically when pictured in that dust storm!
  4. rcwatkins

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    Be careful! You could be running through a quicksand desert! ;)
  5. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    Yeah, I don't have any D&RGW Trainworx hoppers, so my BN cars had to be a stand-in...
    I added some grime to the BN cars, but I guess not enough...
  6. siderod

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    meah, great shot...throw some dust in front of that first hopper, you'll be fine...to me it jsut stood out a bit too much for the shot!
  7. Belmarvalley

    Belmarvalley New Member

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    Hemi -

    You're getting really good with these photos! :thumb:
  8. Chessie6459

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    Great Photo :D :D
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    hemiadda2d Member

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    ;) Thanks! It helps to have a good subject to start with. Kudos to Marty & Company for the incredible Tunnel Motors!
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    Hi hemi,

    I've noticed your increasing proficiency with a camera! As well as the great prototype shots you track down. Now to work on your manipulation skills. . .

    This one, to me, is a little heavy handed, but then I have only a 500 x 375 image to go by. (I went to the Railimages site but couldn't find a bigger one of this specific shot.) I think it needs a little more transparency in terms of color blending and the dissolution of the edges. Usually for me that means a little more randomness, and a litle freer hand. It's hard to comment further without knowing what software you are using. Photoshop CS has "adjustment layers" that really let me play.

    Pete