Magic Photo Contest

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by shamus, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    The MAGIC Photo contest is all about using your imagination and ingenuity to make a photo up using the computer, and to bring it to life.
    You can just have a model of something with a prototype background, or really go to town and create something special. That is entirely up to you.

    What ever you decide, it must have some form of computer enhancement and must contain some part of a model railroad in it.

    This contest will run for 21 days from the 1st September.


  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    contest entry

    This is about all the magic I can come up with.

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  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Great looking shot Pete! :cool:
  4. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Sumpter thats a fantastic photo. It sorta remindes me of a Thomas Hart Benton painting.

  5. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Just dropped in to post this magic photo, H0 trestle with RDC - N-scale structures at the rear, - real background.
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Shamus it's good to hear from you my friend! :D But what happened to your other picture???? Hope you are feeling a whole lot better and things are continuing to improve!!!!! :)
  7. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member

    Here is a photo I can't entirely claim credit for.

    The photo, taken by Ray Schofield, was of his friend's O scale 2-8-0.

    With Ray's consent I edited his photo in PhotoShop, adding smoke and steam. I then desaturated the colour from the shot and played around with the colour balance to produce this "aged" sepia-toned photo.

    It was a particular challenge as the loco was on a girder bridge and in front of another bridge in the background. The "smoke" and "steam" was in front of some girders and behind others which made for some interesting editing.

    I don't know if this one qualifies as I was only partly responsible for the final image.


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  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Ought to be fine as you are the one that put the "magic" in the photo. Nice work! :cool:
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    This wasn't the trickiest one I've done , but it's the one I like best .

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  10. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Guest


    Sorry I placed too many pics for the contest, duh, so I choose this one to enter.
    Mountain Run
    The background is real, the engines are my N gauge ones, the smoke is not real and the pines in the foreground were added

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  11. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Fantastic photos, all!
  12. My Entry

    I'm not sure it's all that "magical," but here's mine....
    9/13: Following someone's suggestion, I made a few changes to my entry.

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  13. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    jmarksberry that's a nice shot! Casey I think I have that on a plate somewhere around here!
  14. johan

    johan New Member

    Nice set of photographs, I really like the one by Shamus as it is a true bit of magic using real backdrop with H0 and N as the subjects.

  15. Gads, after looking at these photos I think I'll move to the hills of Tennessee and take up basket weaving!:eek: :(

    Great shots and mods everyone!:D :p
  16. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    See What happens.....

    ..when you work 12 hour shifts. I almost forgot to post my picture.
    Here it is.

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  17. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Nice pic 88, love that building! :cool:
  18. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

  19. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Nice one 88fan, glad you made it. Some great photos in here, be had to judge a winner.


  20. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Just to remind you all that Saturday is the last day for the contest.
    Soooo, if you haven't taken the photo, better hurry.

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