Downhill Run

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Drew1125, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    A coal train drifts downgrade past a solitary house up on Goad Mtn., in this scene from the 1930's...

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  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    nice looking house.
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Nice photo!
  6. interurban

    interurban Active Member


    Hi Charlie,, That is a nice shot, I`ll have to start trying some B/W shots after seeing your 1930`s pic.
    Thanks for posting.
    Love the smoke,, Now how can I show sparks flying off the overhead?? hhhhhmmmmmm???;)
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks guys! :)
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Nice photo Charlie. How did you do the smoke and steam? Looks like a vintage picture..

  9. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Nice photo Charlie, love Black & White sometimes.
  10. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Charlie, this is a beautiful shot! It looks like the track is on a high ridge, and deep below in the background you see a sea of fog. :cool:

    B/W photos have their own atmosphere!

  11. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Nicely done Charlie! Those black and white shots set the mood. Do you use the jiggle-the-cotton-on-a wire method for the great looking smoke?
  12. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Just great my friend, good job all way round! :thumb: :wave: :thumb:
  13. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks again, guys!:)
    This started out as a color photo that I didn't really I just started playing around with it in Adobe Photoshop...I added some smoke & valve steam with the "airbrush tool", I removed the color, & brightened the photo, to give it sort of a faded look.

    My layout has a removable backdrop, & I had removed it to do some work on the other side, & this allowed me to get one of those "spider's-eye-views" of the layout, shooting through the trees above a cut, sort of like what you might do with some 1:1 railfanning.

    All of the praise you guys shower me with here at this wonderful forum means the world to me, & I really do appreciate the nice words!:)
  14. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way


    We wouldn't say them if we didn't mean them. You deserve every ounce of praise you get and then some.

  15. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Very neat scene! :)

    Is that the edge of the layout or is that a backdrop? Might be interesting to see a background "editted" in there. ;)
  16. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    I see a sharp drop behind the tracks with a large tree growing on the slope going down to the lake.

    Nice pic Charlie :thumb:

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