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2nd take - 'Tis the King .....

... that I had put up on 25th June. That one lacked contrast (or black), this one lacks allsorts! Not so sure that I like it now it's up but hey-ho, maybe it works? Still can't work out how to do a punchy mono, I've given up that notion for now and just done a wishy-washy conversion. I tried sepia but that didn't work out either!

Many thanks indeed for the feedback on my previous uploads, your kind words and clicks are so encouraging. A lot of valuable advice - I'm trying to take it all on board for my next round of shots - thankyou all.


Tags: General Train Transport Steam Wsr West somerset railway

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liparig 17 233 United States
10 Aug 2007 11:55PM
wow excellent train shot love the steam
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
11 Aug 2007 12:11AM

Quote:Still can't work out how to do a punchy mono

Neither can I!!!! But this works soooo well, Bevewrley!! Love it!!!


Fran xx
spikemoz 14 2
11 Aug 2007 12:19AM
It looks OK to me, but then as you know I'm a colour man myself, so what do I know ?

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
11 Aug 2007 1:32AM
I think it is a great conversion-- As it was unfolding I was thinking -WOW! this is really good--

It is!

11 Aug 2007 3:50AM
glyndwr 14 103 10 Wales
11 Aug 2007 7:05AM
Not too bothered about conversions.
The composition here is excellent and loads of steam.

paulb20 Plus
14 12 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2007 7:24AM
Like this.
AlanC1 14 1 England
11 Aug 2007 7:46AM
Great rail phot
SandraKay Plus
14 233 4 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2007 7:48AM
There's something about steam train photos in black & white. Thought the colour one was good but this is even better.
Graysta 16 1.1k England
11 Aug 2007 8:00AM
Works fine.

Railcam 14 926 2 Scotland
11 Aug 2007 12:41PM
A fine shot, but for perfection it needs to show more of the exhaust because the composition is really the steam arcing over in the top half of the picture and the train curving through it in he bottom half.

I also find B&W difficult. Increasing the contrast to get a good black and half the shadow detail disappears. That's life!

Keith Sanders
DiegoDesigns 15 117 6 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2007 1:47PM
Sorry to mess with another one of your shots Beverley, but I couldn't help it...

imagio 15 12 1 England
11 Aug 2007 2:15PM
I like the STEAM,Lol, and the vintage look and the crop, It does need a boost as the tone is a bit flat, I boost mine in El4 by going into edit, then ehance, then contrast and using the slider scale increase it until Im happy, hope this helps Bev?

gerrymac 14 10 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2007 9:39PM
Works great in b/w,keep them coming
Libby_M 14 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2007 10:39AM
this is fab
love black and white they look really good here
well taken
TonyFrith 14 3 6 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2007 8:11PM
it looks the part to me it is a big problem if you boost the contrast you loose the detail its a fine ballance
robincoombes 14 1 5 Wales
13 Aug 2007 7:57PM
One of your better ones agree with Keith about seeing the full exhaust but then I sometimes crop off exhaust for close up drama. Think the B & W balance is about right Robin
31 Aug 2007 11:26PM
Hi beverley,
Colour or B/W, if it's steam it's good with me although as an oldtimer I prefer B/W. I've found it's best to enhance colour/contrast first in colour then go to channel mixer to convert to monochrome then mess about with the colour sliders to get as close to your needs as possible. Then have another go at contrast. Give it a try. Will look forward to a result.

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