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Re: Daves Photo thread- Duffs, Sheds and Tractors

Postby PTmodeller » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:40 pm

Thanks very much for all your comments :D I'd liked to have improve the Shap shot further by darkening the sky but a Polariser would have been the best way on the day and I typically didn't have one...

Dave, it certainly was a well chosen day. I'd hoped for a little more freight but there were plenty of people around to chat to and the 37s more than made up for it!
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Re: Daves Photo thread- Duffs, Sheds and Tractors

Postby guitardave_1 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:32 pm

Great set of pics Dave. I'll take the 37s over the regular freights any day, especially the maroon ones. The Shap picture is an absolute postcard - very nice indeed.

BTW, whilst I wouldn't use software in preference to real filters, I did try a quick and dirty edit in Photoshop to darken the sky a little. I duplicated the image, set it to multiply mode, masked the layer and then used the gradient tool to fade the effect out as it reached the horizon. I'm sure someone with more time and/or ability could do better, but I think it maybe helped achieve what you were meaning.

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Re: Daves Photo thread- Duffs, Sheds and Tractors

Postby PTmodeller » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:06 pm

Thanks alot Dave, that photo looks much better. I must buy Elements!

By the way, if anyone is wondering, 406 is assigned N100 Attention to Engines at Warrington so could still be coming back...

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Re: Daves Photo thread- Duffs, Sheds and Tractors

Postby 47806 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:10 am

PTmodeller wrote:I must buy Elements!


Well worth it. You might also consider Kim Fulbrook's guide to digital railway photography, it is very helpful and explains how to do the work in Elements.
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Re: Daves Photo thread- Duffs, Sheds and Tractors

Postby PTmodeller » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:36 am

I have the book, I just don't have the program.... :P Does look incredibly in depth...

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Re: Daves Photo thread- Duffs, Sheds and Tractors

Postby BrotherWolf » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:16 am

Some great pictures there, niceshot of 1Z22 at Preston. My mate from work was on that.
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Re: Daves Photo thread- Duffs, Sheds and Tractors

Postby PTmodeller » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:41 am

Thanks BrotherWolf- your friend is an extremely lucky chap!

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Re: Daves Photo thread- Duffs, Sheds and Tractors

Postby PTmodeller » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:39 pm

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40145, on 1Z40, passes Lingart Farm, near Garstang

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Re: Daves Photo thread- Duffs, Sheds and Tractors

Postby 47806 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:16 am

I like the cloud, it adds extra interest.
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Re: Daves Photo thread- 40145

Postby davek » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:29 pm

Lovely pic Dave! Not an arm waver in sight and nice blue sky.

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Re: Daves Photo thread- 40145

Postby mortyfootball » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:58 pm

davek wrote:Not an arm waver in sight and nice blue sky.


One day one of them is going to have their arm ripped off. Silly buggers.
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Re: Dave's Photo thread- 40145

Postby Metrocamel » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:31 pm

Nice pic Dave :) Great perspective on the coaches back into the distance.
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Re: Dave's Photo thread- 40145

Postby PTmodeller » Sat May 30, 2009 10:19 pm

Class 37 day at the ELR today. Had a fantastic day out with the gang from Preston Station. Locos today were 37109- Blue; 37418- Red; and 37901- Grey. There was a kettle of some sort as well.

Final working of the day was all three engines in multiple on four coaches- my lords!

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Re: Dave's Photo thread- 40145

Postby Class 60 » Sat May 30, 2009 10:41 pm

Superb shots there Dave, 37109 looks the dogs b%££*ks on that rake! 8)

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Re: Dave's Photo thread- 40145

Postby guitardave_1 » Sun May 31, 2009 12:06 pm

Cracking shots all round Dave, especially the 40. I like the sound of a '37 day' :)


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