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    Well I am glad the sign is in focus Tim :D nice bit of editing though :)
     
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    That was the plan. Pre-focus on the sign and then wait for the trains to cross.
    I had this kind of processing in mind for the shot.
     
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    Love the picture but the vignette is a bit much for me.
     
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    Hi Tim ....I like it :) it reminds me of one of those old train station posters...love the composition and the processing works really well for me.
     
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    Something different, no not the train subject but the processing. I like the effect.
     
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    I agree thats what it made me think of too. it works well
     
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    I think at times the cross processing thing is or can be overused but with this image it feels right (y) nice to see you branching out :p
     
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    I like the cross processing, it suits the scene and certainly in your area of expertise (y)
     
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    It is quite extreme, but the look I was trying for.
    It would be a boring world if everyone thought the same though.

    Cheers Susie. I guess it has reduced the colour palette somewhat and old station posters did have a limited palette, so I see where you're coming from.

    I've done a few Cross Processed images over the past 3 52s, but this is the most extreme I've produced to date. I had to get a train in though didn't I Stan :)

    Cheers Alison. So that's 2 for the poster effect. :)

    I'd not want to spend the whole year doing cross processing, but for the right subject... Loving the branch line pun :)

    Ta Chris. This is so much better than my original shots for the theme, which included horses and A380s.
     
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    Starting as you mean to go on with an engine/platform stuff, what more can one ask :D

    Good luck with your 2018 52 Tim (y)
     
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    Cheers DK.
    Part of me wants to break out the old 350D and my pinhole lens for the whole year, I could end up with 52 photos even more out of focus than this one.
    Hmm, nah. But we may get one or two...
     
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    @minx, @susiejb,
    It's just come to me what the shot looks like (at least on the flickr camera roll thumbnails).
    An Enid Blyton book cover.
     
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    Hmmm now that would be a step too far :LOL:

    Not really, would be cool as you say to do a couple :)
     
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    Nice start, Tim :) It's fitting that you've chosen somewhere that you spend a lot of time, and I like the way you have chosen processing that goes well with the era of the carriages in the background (y)
     
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    Good luck in your 2018 challenge Tim.

    Round your area - I am not to sure on the processing, but I like the way you have chosen to have the focus on the sign.
     
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    I like the vintage feel to this one. Really does look like it was taken last century!!
     
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    Well have you started as you mean to go on (trains)?
    I like this style of processing when it's done on the right type of photo and I think this the right type.
     
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    I may have to invest in a sensor cleaning kit for it. Last time I put the pinhole on it I had to spend 30 minutes with the spot removal tool cleaning up the dust!

    It certainly gives it an old world look, which was what I'm aiming for.
    Would it be giving the game away if I said those coaches and the 2 locos in the shot actually came from the late 50s / early 60s.

    Cheers Mandy. You're the only one to comment on that artistic choice in the shot. The idea was to have it looming large and in focus in the image. You have to try different things to keep it interesting.

    Thanks :) I did one a few days earlier (pre theme announcement) which looks even more vintage
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/timw1/38451634695/in/dateposted/
    But it would have boring reproducing it exactly for the theme.

    Yeah, Heathrow ;)

    You'd be disappointed in me if I didn't keep up my on-going theme from over the past 3 52s.
    You're 100% right. Some shots will suit this sort of processing, others would just look wrong. Can you image an A380 on takeoff made to look like tinplate (actually, I may just do that, for a laugh).
     
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    Nice shot Tim, but I would have liked to see the sign straight/level in the frame, the rest is really nicely done tho.
     
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    It is level along the top edge.
    Please don't make me post the version before the vignette was added ;)
     
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    Oh yes, I see now.I think possible the vignette makes it look a little skew wiff ? More a comment than a crit btw
     
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    But you are right. I spent ages playing with the angles there before giving up and saying "sod it, the top's straight, that'll have to do" :)
     
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    That is always a pain spending more time cloning dust than taking the shots :D
     
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    Hi Tim

    Really like the porcessing on your image for Around My Way it gives it a real vitnage feel.

    Looking forward to seeing more as the weeks go by

    Ps are we takig bets on how many train themed imaiges TIm can get to fit sorry shoe horn in this year ;)
     
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    Great processing gives an excellent impression of a vintage poster.
     
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    Yeah. I wonder how much the local shop would charge to clean it... It's so old they'd probably try to sell me something newer.

    Cheers Mark. It was taken with this kind of processing in mind, I'm pleased so many people think it works.
    I think that perhaps someone should run a book on my shoe-horns ;) It's been just over 50% for the past 2 years.

    Thanks Liz. As per my reply to mark, I'm glad it worked.
     
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    Yo Tim welcome back

    I like this cross processing (picasa isn't it?) but never remember to try it out, you obviously know when's best to use it. (y)
     
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    Is this the one that is close to Fourmarks - I'm pretty sure I went on there with the missus a few years back for a 1940's themed ride
     
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    Yes, infact that is Medstead and Four Marks station itself.
     
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    Thought so. If you've never done it and get the chance, they normally run a Boxing Day service, like I said, in a 1940s theme. It's amazing. Everyone dresses in uniforms, the women in lovely coats and hairstyles, they have bands and singers. Wonderful atmosphere and worth an hour or two. Even had a spiv working the train selling all sorts from inside his jacket
     
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    Hi Tim, Nice one, unusual processing but I like it :D
     
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    I used picasa last year, but this one is actually using Nik, Colour Effect Pro I think, but yes it was cross processing, I then added a Vintage Camera effect too.

    I was there on Boxing day. I did 1 1/2 round trips on the cushions, and we scrounged a trip on the footplate of the Std4 (before being collared to help sort out one of the tarps on 80150).
    Thre is also a Summer 40's themed event, War on the Line. You will usually find me running the Bar on one of the services either on the Saturday or Sunday.

    It's a combination of cross processing and a vintage camera effect. I think they work quite well on this sort of shot, which was deliberately taken with most of the image OOF :)
     
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    Week 1 - Gate(d)

    Yes, I know... it's actually the pan flag, but I prefer the colours and gradient (I did try a couple of options using the gay flag, but they weren't as appealing.
    Taken using a black backdrop, and on camera flash!!! (no eyes to worry about) with the flag on a separate layer and blended using multiply.

    I give you... "Gay Ted"

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    TP 52 for 2018 - Week 1 : Gate(d)
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    Oh dear, :facepalm: [​IMG] This must be one of the best shoehorns ever..... Just because someone beat you to posting the first train-related shot for this theme. :)

    However, image-wise love your processing, the pure black background which I just can never able to achieve and the blending of the colours on teddy is just perfect. :clap:
     
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    As soon as I saw the pic, I knew immediatly where this was heading........lols...

    I like it.
     
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    Well I wasn’t expecting that, the colours on the little gay bear work well but I do have one bit of crit about the black BG the bear still needs to be grounded I see it a lot on here floating objects it’s a mistake I used to make but was pointed out to me a couple of years ago and makes perfect sense a small dim pool of light on whatever the bear is sat on would help or of course he could well be the first gay ted in space
     
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    It wasn't pure black straight out of the box. I used the old trick of having a black image with no flash, then added the flash in to light the subject, with sufficient exposure to keep the background black.
    Unfortunetly when I added the second layer and used multiply to blend it, it was obvious where the background wasn't fully black. So 30 seconds with the select tool and the fill tool produced the black background.

    :) thanks

    Yup I knew it was a bit floaty, but I wasn't sure how to fix it given what I was planning to do with the post processing.
    However, you've made me dredge a technique I'd heard of out of the back of my mind to try, how about this?
    Gated3.jpg
    Though it seems a bit too subtle perhaps (it shows up more in PS)
     
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    Can’t see a difference to be fair
     
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    I agree, it's harder to see here. Perhaps it needs a black background?
    What I did was add a duplicate layer, invert it and put the inverted feet below the main image's feet, then dropped the opacity to about 40% to try to give a sort of shadow effect.
     

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