Feb. 06, Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by ezdays, Feb 5, 2006.

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  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Wow, we're getting some good pics this time.:thumb: They all have some twist on the theme. So far we have an outstanding response, keep 'em coming...:wave::wave:
  2. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

    Great pics folks!

    I have a question - Is photoshopping allowed? Not that intend to add someone else's models to my picture, but I mean effects like smoke and the like.
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Unless we are running a contest that allows it, such as "photo magic", drastic changes such as adding backgrounds, overlaying images or merging pictures is not allowed. You can do some minor touch-up including adding smoke or steam and other basic editing such as sharpening, cropping, or toning down areas. Easing red eye from your LPBs is OK as well. :D :D

    Bottom line is we'd like the picture as close to what what taken as possible without spoiling your fun.:wave: :wave:
  4. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

    Ah well, in that case:


    I hope you won't mind a little aging of the photo.

    (Yes, the dirigible was really there)
  5. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    He found out too late his rig was too big for the parking area...

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  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    :thumb: ...its my 0-6-0 saddletanker kitbash.
  7. liven_letdie

    liven_letdie Member

    Well, I was wondering when I was going to get to post this picture. Taken on my Birthday at the Portola Western Pacific RR Museum. As you can see a nice steel UP caboose, A simplot boxcar behind the tank and the UP DD40aX. The one showing off the tank is my wife, Alex. Hope you enjoy =].

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  8. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Nice M60 medium tank, why is it in Portola?
  9. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Terrorist Control
  10. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    ha ha... :D it's a little too old to be doing that! they retired nearly all of them after the first gulf war. ;)
  11. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member


    They are newer than anything Canada has.

    Did you hear they retired some ships from Cnada's Navy, they could not find anyone who could repair the sails.
  12. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Truck'n train

    Arghhhhh!!! Only one picture??!! But, but, but, I've got so many for this one. Okay, well if I have to choose just one, it will be one that shows two of the loves of my life. No smoke from the mudhen 'cause it was all downhill from there but I'll tell you what - that train was still truckin!:D

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  13. HPRL

    HPRL Member

    Here's my 1st contest entry. I did get rid of that shadows behind the Blimp. This is actually a layout I am working on for the HPRL :D :D

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  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Neat!!! Looks great! :)

    You might have to move the blimp away from the backdrop - to get rid of the shadow :)
  15. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yeah, neat shot for your first try. We'll expect more from you now, you know that...:D :D

    If you want to keep the blimp there, you might try putting a light behind the ship pointing up towards the blimp to cancel out the shadow from the light above it.
  16. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer


    I feel like I'm looking at one of those "where's Waldo" pictures. :D :D
    Hey Mikey, I see four trucks in this picture. Which one are you talking about? :D :D
  17. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    ............... The Black one... sign1 :wave: sign1 :wave: sign1 :wave:
  18. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks, Clark, my kids and I had a blast putting it together.

    Didja know that there are no less than seven firetrucks---and---a lunar rover in there? :D
  19. HPRL

    HPRL Member

    OK! I took the suggestion on lighting from my fellow Gauge watchers and managed to get rid of the shadow behind my air ship. I have uploaded the new photo. Now what do you think of it and its depth. Thanks for the advise. :wave:
  20. galt904

    galt904 Member

    Steve, I think the perspective is off-kilter in your picture. The train and ship are in one perspective, while the blimp and backdrop are in another perspective. Maybe try a lower angle shot?
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