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Oct 14, 2013 13:17 |  #1

First try, wanted opinions before I take it any farther...

Too "fake?"

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Oct 14, 2013 13:46 |  #2

Fake as in its a toy train you mean?


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Oct 14, 2013 14:12 |  #3

Lowner wrote in post #16370483 (external link)
Fake as in its a toy train you mean?

No, it's a picture I'm trying to put together as a Christmas present for my father - who has had this train for over 55 years and has passed it down to me.

I know it's a "fake" train :)

If interested, see this thread which is where this idea took shape...

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1334798




  
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Oct 14, 2013 15:14 as a reply to  @ tmoore323's post |  #4

Those are some pretty tall trees.


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Oct 14, 2013 16:38 |  #5

GregoryC wrote in post #16370739 (external link)
Those are some pretty tall trees.

Meaning they look out of proportion?




  
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Oct 14, 2013 17:04 |  #6

Fake or not, it's the thought that counts for something like this. I'm sure he'll love it.

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Oct 14, 2013 17:07 |  #7

Great idea, but the rocks need work.


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Oct 14, 2013 18:38 |  #8

Yeah the proportions needs a little work. I would dust the train off a bit too.
Great idea though, can't wait to see the final


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Oct 14, 2013 19:37 |  #9

ya the trees look like giants,the idea is great and like mentioned above make the trees proportionate to the size of the train and it will look great,


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Oct 14, 2013 19:46 |  #10

tmoore323 wrote in post #16370934 (external link)
Meaning they look out of proportion?

Yes, sorry. I should have been more specific. Have you thought about a rock formation or mountain for the background? It might be easier to scale.


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Oct 15, 2013 03:18 |  #11

As pointed out, the trees are out of proportion. Also, the transfer from the rocks to the grass should be a little more smooth.
Try to shoot the train from eye level too if you can, that way it won't look like it's a model (or like you're standing on a ladder).

I'm sure your dad is less critical than I am, so don't sweat it.


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Oct 15, 2013 10:14 |  #12

Be sure to put some smoke and fire coming out of that stack and some steam around the bottom.
Nice composite but maybe a sunset and red-hued clouds rather than trees would work better.


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Oct 15, 2013 11:52 |  #13

Here you go, plant your train set into one of these, there plenty to choose from, if your PP skills are upto it.

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Maybe build one. I had one when I was a kid.

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These days for Christmas, my top of my pool table gets transformed by my wife into a Christmas village, with the train set running through , around it etc, that I was given as a kid.


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Oct 15, 2013 15:24 |  #14

jefzor wrote in post #16372190 (external link)
As pointed out, the trees are out of proportion. Also, the transfer from the rocks to the grass should be a little more smooth.
Try to shoot the train from eye level too if you can, that way it won't look like it's a model (or like you're standing on a ladder).

I'm sure your dad is less critical than I am, so don't sweat it.

Train is on the floor, i am at it's level laying on the floor taking the shot :)




  
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Oct 15, 2013 15:24 |  #15

Qbx wrote in post #16372814 (external link)
Be sure to put some smoke and fire coming out of that stack and some steam around the bottom.
Nice composite but maybe a sunset and red-hued clouds rather than trees would work better.

Yea, I would like to do that, any good tutorials you know of?




  
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