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Author Topic: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway  (Read 432 times)

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 10:13:23 am »
I think with any water - be it sea, river, lake or pond, the colour is very much affected by the colour of the sky at the time :hmmm:

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 10:23:02 am »
Yes, indeed.

If you look at American publications even back to the seventies, they realised this early on.

A lot of layouts have rivers black, reflecting the sky.
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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2018, 10:27:56 am »
You are correct, in the hebridies, it was blue sky, blue water, more often grey cloudy sky grey cloudy water. But close up looking down if it wasn't stirred up, then the bottom could be seen. A rocky bottom with plenty of seaweed would show as black..

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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2018, 11:11:54 am »
This shot of Loch Etive shows the variations of shades you can have in a relatively small area


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Re: Strathcarron and Lochdubh Railway
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2018, 11:46:51 am »
Just remembered a tip from SWMBO (painting is her hobby). The sky isn't actually blue, but a very blue shade of purple, adding a tiny bit of red in your mix of paint for sky (or reflected sky makes for a much more realistic colour..

 

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