The Rylston Light Railway - work still in progress

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The Rylston Light Railway - work still in progress

Post by RylstonLight » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:29 pm

It’s spring, and I thought you all deserve a postcard from a Covid19-free world.
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Best wishes to you all.
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Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:43 pm

Brilliant Andy, good to hear from you.

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Post by Peter Butler » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:43 pm

Wonderful photographs, made even better by the use of black and white.
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Post by LNR » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:24 am

Yes, great to hear from you again Andy. Once again two atmospheric pics. Trying to imagine how you got the camera positioned for that depth of field.
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Post by Andrew » Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:33 am

Wonderful pictures, and very realistic, thank you!

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Post by ge_rik » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:43 pm

Wow! Now those piccies are good! Incredible attention to detail, even down to the flooring.

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Post by invicta280 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:17 am

Top quality modelling. Real attention to detail. I like the 'white ink' notes on the photos. Nice touch.

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Post by Lonsdaler » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:30 am

Incredibly atmospheric photographs. I don't think many of us go to such lengths with interior detailing, but they certainly show it's worth the effort.👏👏👏
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Post by RylstonLight » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:40 pm

LNR wrote:
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Trying to imagine how you got the camera positioned for that depth of field.
Grant.
The camera was balanced on a lens cap to gain “eye-height”, the aperture was set to f22 and it was focussed on a point about 1/3 of the scene ie where the pit starts. I try to get most of the foreground in focus at the cost of long exposures.

The inside looks more developed than it is. I am in the process of casting window frames. The inside is way ahead of the outside in terms of completion. I have a butterfly mind. At present I’m working on a church and a terrace. Not to mention that Rylston Station buildings aren’t quite finished.

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Post by Soar Valley Light » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:21 pm

I genuinely had to look long and hard to be sure they weren't of a 12" to the foot scale model! Well done indeed.

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Post by LNR » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:23 am

RylstonLight wrote:
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The camera was balanced on a lens cap
Ah! yes, using aperture priority I used to be able to hold the camera still enough for long exposures, now a brick, block of wood,tin can anything in the area to help the not so steady hands.
Great work Andy.
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Post by RylstonLight » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:21 am

LNR wrote:
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able to hold the camera still enough for long exposures, now a brick, block of wood,tin can anything in the area to help the not so steady hands.
I often use a thin latex or nitrile glove. Fill it with rice or lentils until it is hand-shaped; don’t overfill it so it stretches. It should resemble a 1950s horror story prop. Tie it off (important step), and then use to cradle the camera. It place the lens centre on 16mm scale eye-height. It is very stable and copes with variation in ground level. I actually have a commercially-made bean bag that attaches to the camera tripod mount but find the horror-hand a more convincing height for 16mm use. It’s also much cheaper!

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Post by BertieB » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:39 pm

I really didn’t get it when I first looked (that it wasn’t an archive photograph). The lighting in the first picture particularly (and through the end doors) is totally convincing. Lovely.

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Post by Old Man Aaron » Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:16 pm

I'll be happy if I can do half as well as you have. No idea why, but I think that Baldwin is particularly well-suited to it's surroundings. It all fits, I'm not sure how else to put it..
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Post by markoteal » Tue May 05, 2020 9:35 pm

Great photos - love ‘em
Where did I put that uncoupler?

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