Sitting on a siding

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jacon12

Member
The other day I came across this Norfolk Southern southbound train sitting on a siding waiting for a northbound to pass. I tried to photograph it in a way that accented how massive and powerful these locomotives are, then turned it into a 'drawing' on my computer.

Jarrell
 
Well, you certainly accomplished what you set out to do. Terrific photo to begin with, and your conversion to a pencil rendition was a real winner.
Tom
 

jacon12

Member
Thanks fellas. I tried to talk the engineer into letting me drive a while but he didn't think that was such a keen idea.
I wonder why.
Jarrell
 

Lady_Railfan

House Mother, Cheerleader
Jaw-dropping gorgeous. That NEEDS to be a wall poster! Simply stunning. May I post a link to this over at the Photo Essays forum?
 

jacon12

Member
Lady_Railfan said:
Jaw-dropping gorgeous. That NEEDS to be a wall poster! Simply stunning. May I post a link to this over at the Photo Essays forum?
Sure, be my guest. :)
Jarrell
 

jacon12

Member
jbaakko said:
Thats sweet! Poster, heck use cafepress to make that into a post card!
They also do tshirts and yellow is the color of the modular club I'm in..

For that I'd eliminate the black border and fade the front rails near the edge.

Hmmm... theres an idea.. ;)
Jarrell
 

jacon12

Member
arkham railroader said:
how do you change it to a pencil drawing?

btw, that does look sweet!

The program used for all my pictures is Adobe Photoshop. Many people have written small programs called actions that you can install within Photoshop and this drawing technique is one of them. There is a place on the web called action central where these 'actions' can be gotten for free.
Jarrell
 




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