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Ensign
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Posted - 02/05/2017 :  1:21:45 PM  Show Profile
Great looking background buildings & scenes being shown here.
This was a technique that I used to increase the background scene inside of my Magoun pier terminal building.
Using mirrors inside of the structure to reflect/double what details I had inside there.
And by cutting in half my cargo wagons and sticking them right on the mirror gave the effect of them actually being whole.








Visitors to my Magoun pier layout, have never noticed this little trick, until I have pointed it out to them.





Greg Shinnie



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time2play
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Posted - 02/05/2017 :  1:43:48 PM  Show Profile

Great stuff Greg. Thanks for sharing...

Bob



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MarkF
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Posted - 02/05/2017 :  10:56:03 PM  Show Profile
Greg, that is one clever idea! I do love it!

Mark

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Ensign
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Posted - 02/11/2017 :  12:07:58 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Bob & Mark, for you kind thoughts!

Here is a favorite backdrop building that I built.
It was inspired by a real company that existed in Owen Sound, and recreated by Joe Rutter.
The North American bent wood chair factory.
I even put forum member UKGuy Karl A. to work on it repainting the faded factory sign.





Greg Shinnie



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/11/2017 :  3:44:27 PM  Show Profile
Greg,I really like that building and was going to say it was (one of) my favorite(s), but the trouble is I'd have to repeat that every time you post another photo :) Nice stuff!!


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Ensign
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Posted - 02/11/2017 :  6:36:04 PM  Show Profile
Thanks very much, Bill!
Just trying to keep things rolling here.
We got off to a great start, but now I think that the forum members who should post something here, are now hiding in the background somewhere.

Greg Shinnie



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/12/2017 :  10:24:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage
WOW Greg, your mirror idea really reflects your imagination. That takes a great LEVEL of skill to create a TOP SPOT like that.

The Bent Wood Building is straight up good.


Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 02/12/2017 10:26:12 AM

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Ensign
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Posted - 02/12/2017 :  11:53:10 AM  Show Profile
sknahT knarF! That's backwards mirror speak.

Greg



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/12/2017 :  1:12:23 PM  Show Profile
Great idea Greg.

That wood building is really cool.

I wonder what ever happened to Karl??


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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engineerkyle
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Posted - 02/13/2017 :  7:54:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit engineerkyle's Homepage

This is a good subject...

Two tricks help in this deception. Lighting that casts no shadows, and fixing a little ground-foam or other texture to the vertical surface. In this panorama I've tried to employ both.









ek



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/23/2017 :  7:51:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage
I haven't been working on any structures or rolling stock in several weeks. When I get spare time Iíve been trying to get a backdrop done.

I went driving around my local area and I came across this scene. Itís in Aripeka, FL about 20 minutes from the house right along the Gulf. Iím taking pictures from the bridge over the South Fork of Hammock Creek. I try to get there before noon so the sun is at my back and on the incoming tide. Now thatís very important, the first time I went there it was outgoing tide and I had to compete for railing space with the fisherman.

This strip consists of 12 overlapping pictures, taken in portrait mode, which I hope to have stitched together into a self-adhesive vinyl backdrop. I want it to be 144Ē x 18Ē so Dave at Backdrop Junction will have to do so improvising.







Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 02/23/2017 7:52:46 PM

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Carl B
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Posted - 02/23/2017 :  9:06:19 PM  Show Profile
Wow Frank...12 ft. long? Isn't that the entire length of Wreckers?

Plus:

1. Sounds expensive...

2. How did you "get" the clouds to your liking? Several trips over several days?



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railman28
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Posted - 02/23/2017 :  10:43:21 PM  Show Profile
Nice blending Kyle.
Frank, keep the details coming please.


It's only make-believe

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/24/2017 :  07:04:38 AM  Show Profile
Really nice scene, Frank. A couple questions: How big is the photo file for that picture? What did you use to stitch the 12 images together?


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/24/2017 :  12:53:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage
Carl, several trips and several photo sets per trip. Fortunately I was able to look at the cloud set and drive the 20 minutes over to get the pictures. Iíd take a set wait a while and take another set until the sun got too far around and started causing exposure problems. The nice thing was that 2 day on and off rain event was great timing. Kind of neat with the overcast sky on the one side. When I saw the mornings clouds forming I took off and hoped they would last.

Bob, will do as I get them.

Bill, each photo was between 6 and 9 mg. But I wanted the inlet on the left so I flipped the photos and when I did that for some reason they reduced in size to 2 to 3 mg per photo. I sent the photos off to Dave at Backdrop Junction, heís doing the process. Iíll let youíall know the price when I find out.

http://www.backdropjunction.com/


Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 02/24/2017 1:09:04 PM

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