How real do your photo's look?

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby Paulhb » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:28 pm

Hi,

There are still a number of Highland Stations where steps of various size are used for access to trains. While on holiday in the Far North earlier in the year I noticed they were in use at Fearn, Lairg and Kildonan.

Great pictures Mark.

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby allanferguson » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:44 pm

Mark Tatlow wrote:[quote="allanferguson Steps, I think. Still commonly to be seen on Highland platforms.

Allan F


Yes they are, although they probably shouldn't be red - one more job for me to do!

A feature of these lines until very recently (the last 10 years really) was very low platforms - in Highland days, all carriages had an extra step board to accomodate this. If you go up to the exHR lines now you will notice that the handrails to the footbridges seem to start at a very low level and a little bit proud of the first step - this is merely that the ground has been built up and over the first couple of treads of the stairs!

I have done my platforms at 1'10" and this might even be a little high! All sorts of boxes and steps were provided to allow the passenger get into the carriage - I intend to do one or two of the other types that I have seen.[/quote]

Just another little thing that evokes the location and period so perfectly. I remember them also on ex GNSR lines, but they certainly weren't red. They needed station staff to put them in the right places.

I remember travelling to Fraserburgh on Hogmanay 1961 (I think) in a blizzard. We stopped at a passing station where only one road through the station had been ploughed. The snow was up to the footboards on both sides, and the only indication of which side the platform was on was a row of steps waiting for us. Oh that Scotrail could cope with the snow as well as BR (Sc)!

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby Tim V » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:27 pm

I think Danny can say more about this photo.

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby Paulhb » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:17 pm

More Scotland in Somerset (with thanks to Tim V)

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby Mike Garwood » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:19 pm

Hi
I've read 'somewhere' that there is software available (free - wonderful word) that will slice the best parts of several pictures together -taken on different F settings, to give a better depth of picture...anyone know what's its called?

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby dcockling » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:32 pm

Hi Mike,

I think that Helicon Focus is what you're looking for.

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby Tim V » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:25 pm

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby Will L » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:58 pm

Mike Garwood wrote:Hi
I've read 'somewhere' that there is software available (free - wonderful word) that will slice the best parts of several pictures together -taken on different F settings, to give a better depth of picture...


And was used to create the very first photo in this topic.

I'm sorry the link on this post was to a clip which has been withdrawn from Youtube and rather destroy the purpose of the post.

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby jim s-w » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:05 pm

Hi All

Another one from me

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31232 is a repowered lima. Here she waits at the Bristol end of platform 6

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby jim s-w » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:14 pm

Hi All

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Arriving behind a class 87 we find a couple of 08's, a peak and a Class 150 waiting for us.

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby jim s-w » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:16 pm

Hi All

A few from me

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A quiet moment

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A class 128 arrives from Wolverhampton

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Class 58 'on the drags'

C'mon people - post your piccies!

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby jim s-w » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:04 pm

Hi All

Surely there must be more piccies due a place in this thread? Lets see them guys and gals.

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Jim

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby Horsetan » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:28 am

To be honest, Jim, I think you've left everyone else standing!
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby jim s-w » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:16 pm

Not everyone likes 1980's grim though, there's loads of great modellers here, why so shy?

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby Flymo748 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:01 pm

[quote="jim s-w"]Not everyone likes 1980's grim though, there's loads of great modellers here, why so shy?
/quote]
Hi Jim,

Part of it might be that there are really three elements that come together:

- a decent model
- a believable layout to set it in
- the photographic skills to capture it.

I'd like to think that I have the first, I can do the second if I drag the layout out from behind the motorbikes at the back of the garage, but I have no hope at all of the third!

I'll keep working on it, but it's a challenge!

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby DougN » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:07 am

Flymo we know from your thread that the skills are there... how about moving the bikes and draging the layout out for a whirl. That way we can all learn what needs to be set up on the cameras! I need to learn for Scalefourum! 8-)

Even I could drag out an old layout for a try.... :shock:
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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby MarkS » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:27 pm

Hmm, regarding photographic skills - take enough shots and eventually you will find one or two that look OK, and then "shop" them...

Anyway, here is something from the 1930's, before colour was invented...
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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby jim s-w » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:44 pm

Hi All

Havent had a pic in this thread for a while.

47457 from the Vi-trains stable.

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Jim

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby Tim V » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:36 pm

Don't think I've put a post on this page.

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby Andy W » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:20 am

Marvellous stuff!
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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby jim s-w » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:36 pm

Hi All

Another one from me (with just a dash of photoshop for the exhaust)

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Cheers

Jim

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby frizby » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:25 pm

Tim V wrote:Don't think I've put a post on this page.

Up freight passes the Up starter.
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Just needs a small group debating whether they can fix it themselves or need to send for the breakdown crew........... ;)

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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby Tim V » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:04 pm

It wasn't till I posted that picture here I noticed the "error", the picture was of course posed.
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Re: How real do your photo's look?

Postby jim s-w » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:21 pm

Hi All

I do plan to redo my site at some point and bring it up to date. I took this picture to use as a background image but I quite like it on its own

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Jim


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