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(Going off the rails on a) Crazy Train
(Going off the rails on a) Crazy Train

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-08 (Expert Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Somewhere between San Diego and Tecate Mexico
Date: Aug 18, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400sec
Galleries: Digital Art, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2007

Leaning out the window on the train to Tecate Mexico.

In Corel PSP Photo XI (Lots of Layer Masks on this one)

Process Original: Highpass Sharpen/Clarify/USM
Layer Mask ground above train (no touchy sky) Desat
Duplicate > Layer Mask > Mask the area to be white
Marquee (rectangle) > Train/Track in White area (just inside where border will be) > Promote to Layer.
Layer Mask above layer to remove everything but Train/Tracks.
New Raster Layer between train layer and masked background layer> Rectange Tool (no fill) create border.
Merge border layer with masked background layer and add drop shadow.
Drop Shadow to Train Layer.
Merge Visibe
Final Burn/Dodge
Resize, USM

Place: 154 out of 503
Avg (all users): 6.0379
Avg (commenters): 7.3636
Avg (participants): 5.9247
Avg (non-participants): 6.3077
Views since voting: 924
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 132
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/08/2007 08:41:01 AM
the more I look at it the more I like it. very creative.
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09/08/2007 12:31:49 AM
Nice finish Andy, very creative shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2007 12:07:17 PM
very different, I wish I had your photoshop skills and imagination.
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09/04/2007 02:41:29 PM
Fun image and well done.
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09/04/2007 01:23:42 PM
Clever idea andvery nice execution!
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09/04/2007 10:15:22 AM
Great detailed shot of the train. Great use of Expert Editing. Well done.
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09/04/2007 07:03:29 AM
Ozzy rules!
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09/03/2007 03:20:25 PM
Nice idea and PP. Definitely out of the box.
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09/02/2007 10:02:03 PM
Very creative but the image is not that powerful. It looks dull and over processed to me.
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09/02/2007 05:33:55 PM
Very strange but interesting. I'm not sure it works for me, but I keep wanting to look at it, so obviously it appeals on the level of wanting to delve deeper into the photo. Certainly creative. You did a good job of keeping some semblance of shadow under the train so it doesn't look completely unnatural.
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09/01/2007 09:41:23 PM
Very creative!
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09/01/2007 08:39:06 PM
OK, you took advantage of the "expert editing" rules - but did it enhance your picture in any way? Not imo I'm afraid - you just created yet another example of why I dislike "expert editing".
09/01/2007 05:59:54 AM
OMG you really should fix that cropping tool! Really different. well done!
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09/01/2007 12:18:26 AM
I love it!
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