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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2415 on: January 25, 2020, 07:34:50 PM »
Thanks for the updates and superb photos., Roger. That pair of brake vans do look very good, apart from the roofs which really need a wash of matt black to tome them down and smoke stains around the chimney. I'm looking forward to seeing your next developments.

Not able to do much at present, Chris. And one of those brake vans appears in today's shot. At least there's a mucky Jinty to compensate!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2416 on: January 25, 2020, 08:24:48 PM »
I understand, Roger. Very sorry to read that. I hope that things will get better for you, soon.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2417 on: January 26, 2020, 08:45:58 PM »
I'm pretending that Wrenton is in the WR again!


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2418 on: January 26, 2020, 09:11:14 PM »
Thanks, Roger, for a very good photo. of two WR trains.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2020, 09:12:29 PM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated. »

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2419 on: January 28, 2020, 05:54:57 PM »
A sudden torrential downpour strikes Wrenton. Bert and Betsy jumped off their bikes and took refuge in the nearby passageway through the Guildhall. The chap walking his dog dashed for home, hopefully not too far distant. And the BR 4MT plodded manfully into the storm.



PS - the photographer got soaked!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2420 on: January 28, 2020, 06:15:01 PM »
And here is the same scene in thick fog -













(Sorry Roger  :-X). Out of interest, how did you get that effect?
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2421 on: January 28, 2020, 08:26:50 PM »
I deserted Affinity Photo and went back to Photoshop as I'd used it for a similar effect in the past. I selectively darkened areas of the image and retouched out the figures. The rain method itself came from https://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-effects/rain/. Basically it adds a layer of solid black to which noise is added and blurred. An adjustment layer above that controls the contrast and brightness of the 'rain'. The blend mode of the noise layer is set to Screen to reveal the underlying photo.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2422 on: January 28, 2020, 11:11:46 PM »
Well that's different! I still hope you don't start adding smoke, though.... well at least permanently. I think I could handle a few experimental shots.

Very funny, @dannyboy
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2423 on: January 29, 2020, 01:35:39 AM »
Hi Roger,

Great photos  :thumbsup: today has not been too bad, but the weather down here has been just like that for the last three days :( . Bit peeved as it stopped me getting to B&Q for the plywood to make the baseboard of my new layout (I don't have a car)

Love the photo where you went western ...... I have a 64xx in green BR lined late crest and maroon autocoach which I will run alongside an eventually heavily weathered early crest J94 servicing a coal yard on the next layout, which I hope to start next week  ;)

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2424 on: January 29, 2020, 08:54:34 AM »
Superb photo's as ever Roger, very informative and instructional to boot!

The photo's of your layout just never get old, and (oops, misplaced oxford comma there) very impressive that you keep finding new angles to delight us with

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2425 on: January 29, 2020, 07:49:08 PM »
I'm digging into some shots that didn't make it onto the forum as I'm not feeling well enough to shoot new ones at present. So it's the 4MT again, this time on a fine day.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2426 on: January 29, 2020, 07:52:56 PM »
I'm not feeling well enough to shoot new ones at present.

I hope it is just a case of being 'a bit under the weather' Roger?  But a nice picture, (again  :)).
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« Reply #2427 on: January 29, 2020, 07:53:35 PM »
Hope itís nothing too serious Roger.
Take care and look after yourself.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2428 on: January 29, 2020, 10:29:01 PM »
Please take care, Roger.

All best wishes.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #2429 on: January 30, 2020, 06:42:21 AM »
Yes Roger, I hope you can get things sorted soon.
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