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age of steam

By leakiss
the wheel taken at steam show. the train on the Dawlish to newton abbot line. put together in photoshop. copied from negs via home made copier.

Tags: Travel Transport

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dudler Plus
16 895 1504 England
7 Aug 2019 10:45AM
Welcome to the Crituque Gallery, John. You've been an EPZ member a good number of years, so I imagine that you know what we do here.

Was there any particular aspect of this that you wanted comments on? The more you can say about the shot, what yo udid and why, the more we can help. Was this a labour of love, or a technical exercise, I wonder?

I'm picking up that these are actually old images, shot on film... Are the originals in colour? While monochrome often suggests 'old pictures' the subjects tend to cry out for colour.

I'd be inclined to rotate so that the engine is sitting absolutely right way up - see mod.

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capto Plus
7 5.7k 11 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2019 1:13PM
A great idea, I've just done some straightening to my taste.
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4020 Canada
7 Aug 2019 8:01PM
Dont know of that insert was there in the wheel, or if you inserted it?

Youve done a good job if thats the case. Rotating it can look better.

If its been made onto the wheel centre, I wonder how it wasnt straight?

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dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 582 England
7 Aug 2019 8:42PM
There is a softness to the lettering especially, which I'dexpect to be crisp.
It's very difficult just looking at this to say if that was the case with the original negatives or the copying process.

In any case, for copying I'd be using f/11 for best lens performance and to avoid as far as possible any error in focusing or focus variation if there is any curvature or similar of the negative being copied.

It's an interesting idea though Burrell are famous for steam and traction engines and the inserted image is of a railway locomotive. Different things albeit all steam powered, but it might upset the purists. So it would be good to have this where the inserted image is of a road going steam engine. If ever you needed a reason for a day out at a steam rally...
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2019 1:36PM
Reminds me of many an image on te camera club exhibition wall in the 70's and 80's but none the wose for that. A decent and interesting effort. Scanning or copying can be difficult and there is often a contrast increase. You have done well.


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