Making a delivery...

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by doctorwayne, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Leased CNR 0-8-0 8414 spots a couple of hoppers for Creechan Fine Fuels, in Dunnville.

  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    GREAT SHOT WAYNE!:thumb: BTW, i REALLY LIKE the canvas sunshades i have been seeing on your engines, VERY NICE TOUCH!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: THANKS!:D -Deano
  3. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Very good picture, Wayne. I love those big structures on your layout. How did you build this awesome red brick building in this scene?
  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    ou ned to stop doing this wayne,you kep making me remember i dont have a layout yet! and i really need to start!great pics wayne :thumb:--josh
  5. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Nice shooting angle too
  6. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Thanks, guys. Kurt, the P&M Languay building was constructed from two Walthers Waterfront Warehouse kits, using most of the walls facing the viewer. The roof, back, and right end are .060" styrene sheet, while the left end is from the kit, with a scratchbuilt ground floor.
    The leftover wall sections were used to build the visible end of the Evell Casket Co., at the other end of town.

    And in the interests of getting the most mileage out of the kits, I used the spare set of windows, slightly modified, to build the combination train station/express building/post office, situated between the first two buildings. The walls, roof, and platforms are built from more .060" sheet styrene.

    Here's an overview of Dunnville, looking north. The Evell building is out of the picture, to the left.

  7. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Wayne: You have an Awsum layout. Fantastic shots there! keep em comin!
  8. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Wayne, that is one of my favourite sections on your layout! Great roof lines and angles and the size of the buildings looks just right for their height. I know we often need to selectively compress, but I really like seeing buildings with more realistic proportions.

  9. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Another great photo Wayne. As I've said before, I too love your structures, and their placement. Great stuff!
  10. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Wayne, thank you for the information :wave: .
  11. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    Another great set of shots, Wayne!

    For the 1st one, did you add some extra lighting? It's quite bright - or did you over-expose a little bit to get that "bright sunlight" look?
  12. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Thanks folks, it's always nice to get positive feedback.
    Squidbait, the first photo is probably over-exposed: this area is directly beneath a light fixture (double 4' fluorescent tubes, installed above a suspended ceiling). While I usually control the exposures manually, for some reason the camera reverts to default settings for exposure after a very short interval: it seems like about 60 seconds, although I haven't timed it. This is a real inconvenience, as is the fact that it won't let me cancel the automatic shut-off feature. That one is even more of a nuisance, as all of the manual settings have to be reset when I turn the camera back on. I have this feature set to the maximum 10 minute interval, but setting up a photo can often take much longer, especially if I'm hunting for some particular item to include in the scene. :rolleyes: I use an AC adapter for layout photography, so I'm not concerned about battery life. When the weather gets nicer, I may splurge for a battery charger so I can go do some railfanning shots, too. :D

  13. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    hi doc---excellent photos and scenery---here's a shot of cnr #4100 rolling through dunnville which showcases the bertram machine shop in the background

  14. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Hey Wayne...Another great set of pics...You mention setting your camera for the shots. I've had a whale of a time trying to get good color balance but I just haven't been able to do it. I also have fluorescent lighting but my pics come out either washed out, or yellowish...but never right. Any tips..??
  15. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Another note: I haven't ever contemplated doing an urban scene, but looking at your work makes one want to do it...Terrific modeling...!!! :thumb:
  16. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Thanks, Gus. The pictures of your layout that I've seen look great, but if your camera allows it, there should be an option called "White Balance" which will allow you to select the type of available light that you're shooting in. My camera has "Auto", "Daylight", "Tungsten", and "Fluorescent". Selecting "Fluorescent" allows the camera to automatically compensate for this type of lighting, which otherwise gives photos a greenish cast. I think that "Auto" will also do this, but on my camera, it also activates the flash, which I don't want.


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