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 Posted: Tue Jul 13th, 2021 04:29 pm
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oztrainz wrote: 
Lee - you're working your fireman too hard. 


Yep, but photos of the ET&WNC in that timeframe show some so-so firing.

I'm pretty familiar with steam engines
(I volunteer on a local tourist RR, their 2-8-2 going through a rebuild right now)
so yes, it makes me cringe to see thick smoke, but most "normal" people expect it.


I take these shots over long exposures with a tight apertures,
with a cone covered in cotton and painted black for the smoke.

I hover it over the stack, shaking it on all axis to blur it,
then removing to make it translucent to a degree.

The longer it's there, the worse the firing looks.


I've seen some really bad Photoshop smoke online and in magazines,
and when I do it, it's clear it's in the photo,
as the foreground and background stuff makes it obvious.

It also casts shadows as real smoke does,
which Photoshop smoke clearly cannot.

I have yet to figure out how to make it trail off and dissipate,
as it does behind a real locomotive in motion,
but I like the effect anyway.




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 Posted: Sat Aug 7th, 2021 04:10 am
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I just took these videos on the layout,

using my tripod head for my cell phone:


https://youtu.be/aeoZ6LO0DhA

https://youtu.be/VVD8wpDirlE




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Very nice indeed.









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Very nice videos.

I especially like the way the coal cars "wobble",
as they are going over the track.

Looks quite real.

Larry


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Larry Cypher wrote: 
I especially like the way the coal cars "wobble",
as they are going over the track.

Looks quite real.


Larry,

I must admit that was not intentional.




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 Posted: Fri Nov 12th, 2021 11:13 pm
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Greg Nidifer runs his train past an opposing commuter train bound for Buladeen,

with 'Captain' Cy Crumley waiting out back impatiently.







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 Posted: Tue Dec 21st, 2021 12:03 am
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Last night, I was playing around with my cell phone,
and managed to get a halfway decent shot with the main lights out...





I've not done much with the layout recently,
as I'd had a pinched nerve in my neck that made my left arm very uncomfortable,
but it's much better now.

Very soon, I fully intend on completing the Quonset hut for the Army railroaders.
I'm really looking forward to this project.




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I love that low light shot. 

I gotta figure out how to do that with my phone. 

When the lights go down, my phone insists on using the flash.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 6th, 2022 12:05 am
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No focus stacking used.

Heck, I didn't even use Photoshop.


I only cropped the photo,

all the FX are in real time in the shot !







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 Posted: Thu Jan 13th, 2022 05:20 pm
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ET&WNC 11 takes a short commuter train past the Grindstaff store at Sadie, TN,

blowing for the upcoming grade crossing...







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