National Train Day, Jamestown New York.

28 05 2013
National Train Days, Jamestown New York

Rolling stock during National Train Days, Jamestown New York

All photography and post production by: Kurt A. Moore – Moore Images Photographic Services- Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York

This image is the Straight out of Camera SOOC Normal exposure used to help make the following photograph of one of the rolling stock displays at the National Train Day event held at the Gateway Station Center in Jamestown, New York on May 10th 2013.

Photo of Train during National Train Day in Jamestown New York

Rolling stock display at National Train Days in Jamestown, New York

This image is the HDR version of the rolling stock image above, it is made up of 3 exposures from a handheld bracket using a normal exposure, a -1 and a -2 to make the HDR.

Photo of Train during National Train Day in Jamestown, New York

Rolling stock display at National Train Days in Jamestown, New York

Final version of Train Day Photo

In the final version of the image you can see that I spent some time in Photoshop removing the people in the image. I had to rebuild part of the building using different portions of the brick facade and doors, as well as parts of the passenger train car and the ground on both sides of the train. Also a little adjustment brush in Lightroom 4 to brighten up the train and the copper observation balcony and upper doors.

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Barcelona Harbor, Westfield N.Y. Sunsets

27 05 2013
Barcelona Harbor

Panoramic of Barcelona Harbor and Lighthouse
Westfield, New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barcelona Harbor and Lighthouse, Westfield, Chautauqua County New York

Panoramic of Barcelona Harbor and Lighthouse
Westfield, New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photography by Kurt A. Moore, Westfield, Chautauqua County N.Y.

These two panoramic images where made on March 24, 2013. Using a Canon 5D Mark iii and a Canon 24-70 2.8L at 42mm. This is a 5 position HDR pano using 4 of the 7 bracketed exposures that I took at the time, that means that I combined 20 exposures 4 at each camera position and then took the resulting 5 images into Photoshop and merged them into a pano. Then I did a little enhancement in both photoshop and Lightroom to come up with what you see here.





16 12 2012

Finished Timber Frame at Tanglewood Manor untitled-263_HDR_2-2

Two quick shots taken on Dec 14th 2012. These are more HDR images taken at Tanglewood Manor in Jamestown N.Y. I spent maybe five minutes getting the exposure for these. The camera was set on Aperture Priority, Auto Exposure Bracket, the exposure was Normal, -1 stop and -2 stops. The day was kind of grey and lifeless, HDR was needed to force some pop out of the image. Some contrast, clarity and vibrance  where added in Lightroom 4 after efex HDRpro did its thing. The total time on this shot including shooting and processing is maybe 15minutes.

The below image is what the camera picked as normal (this is straight out of the camera)

 

untitled-265-1





16 12 2012
Taylor Tree Service from Ripley N.Y. is helping Frame of Mind Timerwerks

Taylor Tree Service from Ripley N.Y. is helping Frame of Mind Timerwerks

 

This HDR image is made up of 3 handheld exposures taken at Normal, -1, -2 stops and then combined in efex HDR and then taken into photoshop for some final touches.  To start the process off I had to take each image into photoshop to remove elements that the HDR program couldn’t keep from ghosting when the 3 images are combined. Then the images where taken into the HDR program to let it do it’s thing, which I think does a very good job. Then like I stated above it was taken into PS5 for some fine tuning. Location of image is the memory gardens at Tanglewood Manor in Jamestown N.Y.





Painted tanker car update – Railroad car images – Westfield N.Y.

14 10 2011
HDR image

HDR image

HDR image after lightpainting

HDR image after lightpainting - Westfield N.Y. - Chautauqua Co. N.Y.

HDR image after lightpainting and then taken back into HDR software

The top two images are from a previous post showing the image after coming out of HDR efex pro, the the same image after doing some light painting in Photoshop CS5. I like the second image better than any of the straight out of camera image and the straight out of HDR software image but it still wasn’t right, what I envisioned as the finished image. I walked away from the image for awhile, when I  got back to it I took the light painted image into nik software HDR efex pro to rework it. With quite a bit of structure added to the image as well as some tonal control we have made the image look more like what I think it should.

I do this a lot. Walking away from an image and coming back to it days, weeks, even months later to rework it.





Percy in Westfield N.Y. – Railroad image

12 10 2011
Toy train for composite

Percy the toy train for composite

 

Toy train hot glued to a 2×4 that is covered with white foam core. The 2×4 is attached to a bogen magic arm which is attached to a light stand. The magic arm allows me to adjust the position of the 2×4 to better match the angle of the bridge. The train was cut out of the image in PS5 using the pen tool and refine edge function.

 

Rail bridge over Chautauqua Creek

Rail bridge over Chautauqua Creek - Westfield N.Y.

 

The bridge image was taken with a 18 – 135 mm zoom at 38mm. The wires were removed in Photoshop. The image was also taken into HDR software where there was a little work done to enhance the image.

 

Chautauqua Creek bridge with toy train

Toy train on bridge over Chautauqua Creek in Westfield N.Y.

 

Final image. Composite of the two images.





Blue and Yellow Rail cars – Light painted

9 10 2011

Image #1

Straight out of the camera

Image #2

Light painted in Photoshop CS5. Duplicated image darkened down dupe with a levels adjustment layer and them painted away the dupe to shape and highlight sections of the image to give it some character that wasn’t in the original image.

Image #3

The light painted image was taken into HDR software to add saturation, structure (clarity) and vignette.

SOC railway cars

Straight out of camera - rail cars

rail cars lightpainted in Photoshop cs5

Light painted railway cars

Railway cars - light painted HDR

HDR - light painted - railway cars








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