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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3728 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2013 :  07:30:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan,

The car- the building- the new camera...

Everything looks fantastic! Well done. [:-thumbu]
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LynnB
Fireman

Canada
2365 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2013 :  07:53:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Color on the building really does look very good.
Shooting in manual mode is a real art, when I was learning about depths of fields and all those fancy things that could be done it was real interesting but like everything if I didn't keep using what I learned I lost it, you look like you have the hang of it.
I've been doing some experimenting with chalks and setting them with alcohol, I've been getting some real interesting results. Have you ever tried this?
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grlakeslogger
Crew Chief

USA
870 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2013 :  11:28:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan,
Many thanks for the photos of the other cars in that train. They are all beautiful! And your hardware store is coming along beautifully too.
The sepia-toned B&W photo looks very "in period" too. Wow! Enjoy that new camera!
In 2008, I began to experiment with a digital SLR camera. And it was the late Mike Chambers here on the forum who encouraged me to buy a piece of software named Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to organize and edit my photos. Mike had been a Beta tester for Lightroom 2. Three cameras and three versions of Lightroom later, I seem to get much more photography accomplished than I do modeling!

--Stu--
It's a great day whenever steam heads out into the timber!
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2013 :  1:51:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Much appreciated Carl, Lynn and Stu!

Stu, I must mention that the artwork for the coach and the drawing room car was made by John Ott so all the credit for the beautiful artwork should go to him.
Photography is another hobby and wouldn't it be great if there were more hours in the day. Thanks for the tip on the program, my pictures today are all unsorted on my computer.

Lynn, I'm not that great with cameras but I'm learning.
I have also tested using chalks and alcohol on details after watching a Dave Revelia dvd. I also tested it on wood setting it with alcohol. I did that on the weathered wall but I must say that after a lot of drybrushing the effect of the chalks is somewhat diminished but I guess more practice will help.

Håkan

Edited by - masonamerican on 12/07/2013 1:52:34 PM
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dnaldimodaroloc
New Hire

8 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2013 :  5:22:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hakan, that Woodruff sleeper is the best-looking HO scale passenger car I have ever seen. Keep up the great work.
Adrian Hundhausen
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kirk
Fireman

Sweden
4927 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2013 :  01:02:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congratulations with a fine camera! Should give us even better images of your fine modeling... your cars are magnificent!

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2013 :  08:43:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Adrian and Troels! You're words mean a great deal to me.

Troels, the Pen was a compromise as the original idea was to get hold of a OM-D as you recommended. But the price difference was huge and I could not find a OM-D for a reasonable price second hand. I guess they are good:-). I compared the OM-D and the Pen-PL5 and they were quite similar in function and Olympus has a drive now with a free lens if you buy of a Pen camera.

Håkan
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brownbr
Fireman

USA
1534 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2013 :  12:17:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love those passenger cars
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grlakeslogger
Crew Chief

USA
870 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2013 :  01:05:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by masonamerican

Thanks for the tip on the program, my pictures today are all unsorted on my computer.

Håkan



Håkan, if you do buy Lightroom 5, do look for a book on the software by either Scott Kelby or Martin Evening. The books are pretty comprehensive. There are a couple of things one should do to unsorted photo files BEFORE installing Lightroom and beginning to build what it calls a "catalog". I got the book I use from either PeachPit or from the Adobe Press. Once you get set up, it's a pretty intuitive, user-friendly program.

--Stu--
It's a great day whenever steam heads out into the timber!
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2013 :  3:27:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bryan!

Thanks for the tip Stu, I'll keep a lookout.

I have made a rudimentary interior to the store as the windows are quite large and sometime in the future I'll put lights in my houses. The photos reveal that it is to be a Hat and Tailoring shop. The name of the shop is to be E. Derby Hats & Tailoring and be placed in my future town of Innsmouth.





Håkan
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2013 :  5:15:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another fine scene in the making, Håkan. Some O scale interiors are not better than that. Great modelling.
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8727 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2013 :  5:24:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Håkan, hat's off to you!
For pulling that interior out of you know what!

Greg Shinnie

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LynnB
Fireman

Canada
2365 Posts

Posted - 12/10/2013 :  02:09:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nothing like a nice shot from the outside in, what would really be different is a shot from the inside out.
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 12/10/2013 :  11:44:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frederic, although a little meager as an interior it was still fun doing.

Thanks Greg, it was easy as there were a lot of hats to chose from

Lynn, if I could take a photograph from the inside it would really live up to its name as a false front building

Håkan
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5552 Posts

Posted - 12/10/2013 :  1:49:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think it's an interior well done.

It's only make-believe
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