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photoblog image Green Arrow and Leander at night.

Green Arrow and Leander at night.


LNER Class V2 4771, Green Arrow, and LMS Jubilee Class 5690, Leander, in the Buckley Wells yard during the Steam Gala night shoot on the East Lancashire Railway.

The original colour of this was bright orange because of the large sodium lights illuminating the yard. It was processed in Photoshop CS3 using the technique suggested by dear old MaxBlack in a comment on yesterday's image. It certainly has reduced the orange but I'm not too sure about the overall colour, your views would be appreciated.

Green Arrow and Leander at night.


LNER Class V2 4771, Green Arrow, and LMS Jubilee Class 5690, Leander, in the Buckley Wells yard during the Steam Gala night shoot on the East Lancashire Railway.

The original colour of this was bright orange because of the large sodium lights illuminating the yard. It was processed in Photoshop CS3 using the technique suggested by dear old MaxBlack in a comment on yesterday's image. It certainly has reduced the orange but I'm not too sure about the overall colour, your views would be appreciated.

comments (11)

  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 27 Jan 2008, 08:16
i personally think that looks stunning Lessmilewell done
Les Auld: Thanks Tim, glad you like it.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2008, 09:48
I think it's TOTALLY STUNNING, Les. I'll have to check that out in CS3! Thanks for the tip via MaxBlack.
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, it took a bit of work but I think it paid off in the end.
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jan 2008, 10:37
This is extraordinary Les - it has the look of the commemorative paintings that are done of old locos. There is one of the LNER Class A4 (Mallard maybe - but it was in green not blue?) that springs to mind. Hyper real is probably the phrase to describe the image - interesting.
Les Auld: I know what you mean about the finish, I was amazed just how much colour could be recovered from the original.
Just superb Les. A great job you've done here!
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, glad you like it.
I said yesterday's was good in Mono Les but equally your treatment of this is excellent, and the colours are superb, that's apart from the great composition youv'e achieved.
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment Brian, some credit must go to the people who organised the event for the positioning of the engines.
Absolutely stunning, Less. The colors are rich and gorgeous, and the detail is marvellous. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, a great improvement over the original.
impressive. I really like these colors.
Les Auld: Appreciate your stopping by and commenting.
This is fantastic Les. I just love it.
Les Auld: Glad you do Bill, thanks for the comment.
Oi less of the dear old...thingy, its bad enough breaking cover to look in the mirror these days. Before you do the match colour thing do a hue sat fiddle to get the engine colours or w.h.y 'looking' right take a snapshot and use that as a history state with your history brush once youve done the match colour thing.......but this looks excellent to me so why bother!!!!
Les Auld: Thanks for the original tip David, I am just amazed how the colours were able to be recovered. I haven't got to terms with the history brush yet so I used selective levels, masks and other such devices instead.
Wow - Impressive sight, I'm allways nostalgic of these beautiful old trains !!
Les Auld: Thanks Zeb, I do agree with yu about these, great to see and they do make good subjects.
Just a superb image.
Agree with other comments- it looks like a painting.
Would be interested to know the method used- Photoshop is still a mystery to me (well most of it is anyway!).
Dan
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Daniel. The original was very orange from the sodium lights so I used the match colour adjustment in photoshop to return to a more natural colour, then used various adjustment layers to get the final effect.

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