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Creative interpretations: Train, Kiska's Hudson

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Old 10-26-2004, 07:30 AM
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Creative interpretations: Train, Kiska's Hudson

From the early 80's. A fall leaf trip from Atlanta to Chattanooga and back.
Some of my first photos, so the quality is not the best.
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Old 10-29-2004, 12:02 AM
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And a fine set of train shots these are!

If I'm not mistaken I believe this type of engine is a "Hudson." Did some cropping, Photoshop Dry Brush and a few Impressionist layers on this one.

Thanks for the memories!

~Danny~
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Old 10-29-2004, 09:03 AM
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I like your rendition! You are hardcore, aren't you?? I have no idea what kind of engine it is. Maybe the attached will help??
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Old 10-29-2004, 11:37 AM
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I like your rendition! You are hardcore, aren't you?? I have no idea what kind of engine it is. Maybe the attached will help??
kiska
Yep, the attachment confirmed it, thx.

When I was a wee tyke I was a real train nut and envisioned someday growing up to become an engineer at the controls locomotives like this one. As I grew older I got into model trains (HO) and subscribed to model train mags where I learned a lot about locomotive models, railroad trivia, etc.

A few years later I got hooked on photography and started shooting pictures of trains (and other subjects). Now (many, many years later) I'm content with having other folks shoot the pix and take satisfaction of manipulating them.

~Danny~
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Old 10-30-2004, 11:31 AM
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Ran a curve adjustment to bring out some detail.
Simplified.
Used FP twist to create a bg for texture.
Blended at 75 percent.
Nik sunshine and skylight painted in.
lightened center
Used several hue & sat adjustments to bring out additional color.
some contrast adjustments.
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Old 10-30-2004, 12:43 PM
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Ran a curve adjustment to bring out some detail.
Simplified.
Used FP twist to create a bg for texture.
Blended at 75 percent.
Nik sunshine and skylight painted in.
lightened center
Used several hue & sat adjustments to bring out additional color.
some contrast adjustments.
What did you use for the simplification? Looks Buzzed, but if not, I'd be especially interested in the alternative method. You sure got a lot better detail in the locomotive than I did and the color work is outstanding.

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Old 10-30-2004, 07:50 PM
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Danny - I enhance the photo to where I got the best colors using a combination of curves and contrast adjustments. I then used amphisoft simpifier at a low setting (to create more edge detail) followed by buzz simplifier 3 with a setting of about 40 or 45 for all three areas (inner, middle and outer). Certain areas were painted in using penpalette (or use a mask), that is, track edges, etc.
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Old 10-31-2004, 06:00 PM
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LQQKER,

Independent of how you got there (I don't have / never heard of most of those plug-ins) you really have captured the mood. As a piece of art that is the most important.
Outstanding work!

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