Miriam Power  

Untitled by Miriam Power

November 2020 - Untitled

November 2020 - Miriam Power


About the Image(s)

It was taken in Lough Boora nature park in Co. Westmeath. It used to be a working bog but is now a wetlands nature reserve. The tracks and rusty engines are a reminder of what it used to be.

The original is full of blown highlights and not much structure. I did basic edits in Lightroom, brought out the details and enhanced the sky in Luminar 4 before converting it to mono in Nik Silver Efex Pro

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9 comments posted

Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
Oh my! This is a fascinating image telling such a tale. It works beautifully as a b&w.   Posted: 11/09/2020 14:40:21

Dan DeVries   Dan DeVries
Good choice on the B&W. I might have angled the shot a bit more - and added more of the track on the right (if there was any) giving the train a place to go. You could get a lot of different photos from this train.
Nice that it was a cloudy day. It helps make the photo.   Posted: 11/09/2020 21:16:12
Miriam Power   Miriam Power
Thanks Dan. Could have a go at creating more track.
We get lots of cloudy days here 😀   Posted: 11/10/2020 07:30:42
Dan DeVries   Dan DeVries
So do we. (I live near Seattle, WA.)   Posted: 11/10/2020 09:58:40

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
I think monochrome is a great choice for this image. There is plenty of tonal range and the sky adds a moody feel to this derelict train.

I had a go at giving it a bit more track in Affinity Photo. First I extended the canvas proportionately on the right and bottom. Then I did an InPainting Fill (the equivalent of Photoshop's Content-Aware Fill). This wasn't too pretty to see, so I used a combination of the InPainting Brush (PS's Healing Brush) and Clone Stamp to create a seamless extension of the scene. Thoughts?   Posted: 11/19/2020 14:51:32
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Miriam Power   Miriam Power
Thanks Tom. Love the added track   Posted: 11/19/2020 17:01:23

MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan   MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan
Black and white is good choice . But somehow clouds lost it's details in many parts during process . You can try sky replacement filter with Luminar . I did a quick change . You can see for more options   Posted: 11/19/2020 16:28:46
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Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
Great image! And monochrome was definitely the way to go. The clouds add to the feeling.   Posted: 11/19/2020 16:41:22

Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Monochrome makes this image. I like what Rohan did with the sky. It adds mood.   Posted: 11/20/2020 02:16:51