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ljudice

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Layout Photo
« on: May 09, 2008, 11:19:42 PM »
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OK, here's some recent modelling - that's a Kato C40-9W with a Mark4design cab, my kitbashed Atlas caboose to match a DODX nuclear escort car and my three scratchbuilt DODX nuclear fuel canister carrier cars.  Yep, handlaid track with ballast made from site visits and crushed in my custom made scale stone crusher.



Just kidding, a real photo, photoshopped using tilt-shift techniques to make it look like a model....  :)


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Re: Layout Photo
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008, 11:25:25 AM »
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Very nice photo. I've read about the tilt-shift technique, but it didn't matter... the photographs I've seen all look real but with selective blurring.
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Re: Layout Photo
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008, 06:47:47 PM »
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I've seen some amazing results - my try was pretty pathetic by comparison and was really more to draw a laugh or two...


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Re: Layout Photo
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008, 07:31:20 PM »
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The thing that gives it away , other than no MTL trip pins is the blur is by depth up from the bottom , and depth down from the top , which left a too clear image of the distant boxcar on the center left side . I think less blur would have been better .

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Re: Layout Photo
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008, 08:32:45 PM »
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You know, what's funny is that it almost looks like Code 80...!

Someone over at MR forums linked to a website with these types of photos, and it clearly explained what it was, yet a whole mess of self-appointed expert opinions lambasted the photography and the "modeling!"
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Re: Layout Photo
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2008, 08:54:57 PM »
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Re: Layout Photo
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2008, 09:25:57 PM »
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Look at the examples on the A-Board

http://forum.atlasrr.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=46416

That MRL shot is almost believable

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Re: Layout Photo
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2008, 10:30:01 PM »
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If you can find a shot taken at a high angle and some distance away, you can really get a good effect.  I did this one to try out the technique but it's to close to the subject to really trick anyone, but enough to make people stare for a while if you first tell them it's a model.


Originally a Greg Smith photo.


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Re: Layout Photo
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008, 08:53:01 AM »
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I don't understand why you would take photoshop to turn a good picture into a crappy picture :)  .. they now look like typical NERail pics

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Re: Layout Photo
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2008, 10:21:00 AM »
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.. they now look like typical NERail pics

Can you turn these guys into models?

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?2005060523414222847.jpg

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Re: Layout Photo
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2008, 11:16:50 AM »
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I've tried similar techniques on people - and specifically on virtual people with very poor results!!!

As mentioned high angle shots are really the best...  Google tilt shift photoshop for tips... BTW, the Gaussian Blur filter is the equivalent of lens blur for those with older versions.

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Re: Layout Photo
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2008, 04:21:38 PM »
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Re: Layout Photo
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2008, 05:10:58 PM »
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All those guys standing around and no one will fix that roof  ???  :-*

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Re: Layout Photo
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2008, 05:26:22 PM »
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You know, what's funny is that it almost looks like Code 80...!

I'd have to be pretty drunk to think that. ;)