Swanky couple oblivious to train

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Here's a rather swanky couple just heading into their apartment. It's an IHC kit that I added the entrance to. Behind them a CN freight passes by and behind that - a fake sky. Actually, the sky is real, but was added in Photoshop.
    Shamus, thanks for the mini tutotial. I figured out how to change the f-stop. Now I just need to get a better lighting set-up. Ah, more $$$$$$$$....

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Progressing at a rapid rate!!!! Nice shot and modeling Val! :cool:
  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thank-you Tyson. Coming from you it means a lot!!!!

    :D Val
  4. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member


    Val, I was impressed with the photos and modelling in your other thread. Now, by all accounts you've mastered your new camera.

    I was looking for the couple's Mercedes but I'll assume their car is a Cadillac :) :) Either way, a great photo.

  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks Errol! The car is a Chevy Fleetline - I think. It's a Mini-Metals model. Back in Toronto in the 1950's there were no Mercedes, no Beemers, and no cellphones! Speed was measured in mph, not :rolleyes: kilometers. Ah, the good old days :D :D :D

    Oh wait! No internet, no digital camera!

    Anyway, for the time and place, that brand-new Chev is actually a fairly swanky ride - mainly I liked the grille.

    Thanks again for the encouragement!

    :D Val
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Very nice Val. Well thought out and posed to give a realistic view.
  7. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Yes Val, just plain Yes
    It all looks so great!:eek:
  8. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Nice shot, Nice modeling.
    Looks like there might be two "Woodies "in that picture.
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Oh behaaaave!

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  10. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    That brings up (no pun intended) an interesting question, is it still a woodie if it's made of plastic?

    Put down the gun and back away from the monitor.

    Oh ya, I forgot to say AWESOME!!! , but that goes without saying...

    On the lighting, I asked on another thread and shamus said your halogen worklights should be the same temp as photo floods. Here in Cobblerss Knob, you can pick 'em up for 5 to 10 american pesos at discount/home improvement stores. I guess digital cams are color balanced for daylight???
  11. Nice photo and modeling, Val.

    I love little "slice-of-life" scenes like yours. Creating vignettes with little people always makes layout and model photos more interesting.

    Good job. :)
  12. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Very nice photo and model, just love that "Chevy "


  13. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Casey and Shamus - thanks a lot! I think it's great the way you two excellent modellers always have something positive and encouraging to say about all us wannabes' work. I too love those little mini-scenes in a layout and have scattered a few throughout my diorama.

    Jon LOL. As usual your twisted sense of humour is in evidence. Maybe there's another use for that magnifying glass of yours....besides threatening your poor exploited workers that is!

    :D Val
  14. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    :D :D :D LOL!!!!:D :D :D

    I'll try not to take that too personally!:eek: :eek: :eek: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :D :D :D
  15. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :D :D :D :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Dude! I meant for the MODEL!!!!!!

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :D :D :D :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  16. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Like Casey said, you do seem to grasp the idea of the the complete scene, or "vignette".
    By encompassing your models in the elements of their surroundings...so that everything in the photo is "to scale"...not only creates an air of realism, but, (IMHO) elavates model railroading into the realm of art.
    You are following in the footsteps of the masters like John Allen, & Gearge Sellios, in the way you put together your scenes.
    (Casey, too, is a real master at this.)
    In other words, you do really good work, Val!
    Keep 'em coming!
  17. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Ow! I hurt my head just now when I fell onto the floor. John Allen, George Selios!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoa! Those guys are GODS!

    All I can say is that if what I'm doing is following in their awesome footsteps, then it's from about a hundred miles behind. Make that a thousand. I mean they do it all - super-realistic structures and scenes, the whole night/day transition and of course the massive layout, running trains. All I'm doing is making a little street scene. I don't even have a trackplan yet and no clue how to make it work if I did have one. I sure am having fun though, and for me that means making it look as real as possible.

    Anyway, thanks so much for the very encouraging comments Charlie! You just totally made my day!!!!

    :eek: Val
  18. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

    Fine photos!!

    Val, like every one else said, your doing great, keep it up.

    The nice thing I like about setting up and taking all the shots with the digital camera? If they don't turn out, just delete them and try again. No money wasted!!

  19. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Love It!

    As has been said many times now, that's a wonderful scene. I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing more of your superb work.:)
  20. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member


    If nothing else, that new camera has done a beautiful job of getting your excellent work out to us "Gaugers" and to the hobby world. I am sure if you really want to run trains that the whole group will pitch in with ideas to help you develop a plan. That layout will then be a source for other great photos.

    Keep 'em coming.:) :) :)

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