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You, me and I

Don't know what the joke was but all three seemed to be enjoying it! Waiting for the off from Bishops Lydeard with the down train to Minehead. Is there a way of adjusting the pic to bring the reflection out a bit more? and to maybe tone down the grass green reflection on the tender to get back a bit more of the Prussian blue?

Tags: Train Transport Steam West somerset railway Humour and fun

Voters: DavidA, woolybill1, User_Removed and 20 more

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DavidA 17 136 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2007 8:54AM
I'm sure a little tweaking could pull out the reflection a little more. Great shot, well spotted.
PLCimagery 15 78 1 England
13 Apr 2007 8:59AM
Good candid
Gecko 16 25 Australia
13 Apr 2007 8:59AM
Great candid shot, like it. Pam
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
13 Apr 2007 9:43AM
Now this one I really like
Mayfly 16 485 2 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2007 10:27AM
A good Character portrait - well spotted and timed.

49er 16 564
13 Apr 2007 12:19PM
Nice capture.. reflecion makes this...


pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2007 7:37PM
I like this a lot, it has atmosphere, characters, a lovely reflection, and some nice steam.
I personally like it just the way it is.

I've had my dinner and CHEWED this over, so tried to bring out the detail of your reflection by selecting that section and upping the contrast. It did work, but there is steam in front of the reflection which almost disappeared, giving a less natural look. So I stay with what I said above. You can try it yourself, you may like it.
13 Apr 2007 9:57PM
Great spot - love it.


glazzaro 17 70 23 United States
14 Apr 2007 12:02AM
Nice shot and as to your question on how to bring out more of the reflection and not lose anything here is what you do:

1. Select the train panels, you need to select all even though you are only concerned with the reflection. Changes need to look equal across the panels. I used the Polygonal Lasso to select the train panels.

2. Select levels and decrease the mid tones, you will immediately begin to see the reflection become more prominent. You will even see the steam get more definition in the reflection.

3. Now increase contrast so it looks natural and somewhat glossy. This does it, I think you will be happy with how much more you can pull.

paulb20 Plus
15 12 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2007 6:21PM
Great candid shot,love the reflection.
TonyFrith 15 3 6 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 10:05PM
Great candid ,fabulous composition
17 Apr 2007 11:04PM
Excellent, the reflection is great.

2 Sep 2007 4:52PM
I love this shot - Smile

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