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21/09/2009 - 8:27 AM

Old and new

Old and newVery nice technique bringing everything into focus. Did you use a double exposure or blend images? Well done. However the bright light in the window and the roof draws the eye away from the central details. You might try applying a graduated filter to bring down some of the highlights and emphasize the central image. Just create a fill layer (in Photoshop or GIMP) and select Gradient. You'll have to play with the blend mode to get it right but that's all good fun. Don't forget to use the Eraser tool to remove the filter from the rest of the image when you finish. Another possibility is to use the Blur tool in Darken mode and paint over the lighter bits. Also you might consider using the Burn tool (turn it down to about 5 or 10 percent, you can always go over things more than once) on the left side of the locomotive to bring out more detail and balance it with the darker right side. Thanks for posting this.