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Steam Energy Train in Motion
  Steam Energy Train in Motion
Steam Energy Train in Motion
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April  Riggs
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    love your effects!

10/22/2005 10:43:47 AM

Larry Smith
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Great photo Tom, it inspired me so much I'am going up to the attic and set up my old elect. trains

10/22/2005 1:23:41 PM

Tom J. Hughes
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April, Thanks for the comments. I did this with about 5 layers. Train picture was taken at the ILL Rail Road Museum in Union IL.

Larry, I have an old Lionel train and one of these day I too will set it up and play with it. It has been 45+ years since I last turned it on. Wonder if it will still work?

10/22/2005 4:49:42 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Beautiful photo of the day, congratulations!!!

12/8/2005 12:27:54 AM

Janine Russell
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Tom, excellent detail, colors and effects; congratulations on your POTD.

12/8/2005 12:35:25 AM

Evy Johansen
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WOW Tom... This is soooo beautiful!! Big congratulations on your wonderful POTD!!!

12/8/2005 12:43:00 AM

Bill Houghton
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Fantastic work Tom. Congratulations on your POTD.

12/8/2005 2:32:24 AM

Laura Clay-Ballard
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congrats on this great potd!

12/8/2005 3:26:34 AM

Susie Peek-Swint
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Great shot and effects ~ many congrats on POTD Tom!

12/8/2005 4:03:24 AM

Mary Timman
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This is fabulous Tom. Love everything about it and it definately shows energy.
Congratulations on POTD! It's truely an honor.

12/8/2005 4:25:47 AM

David Phalen
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Outstanding effect! Congratulations on your POTD.

12/8/2005 4:35:52 AM

Wayne Nolting
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Great job Tom and congratulationa on the POTD. I hope you shot this one in warm weather. It is too cold now in CT.

12/8/2005 5:13:13 AM

Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

12/8/2005 5:14:01 AM

Kaye Burazin
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stunning image Tom, congratulatins on POTD, well deserved!

12/8/2005 6:21:18 AM

Brian Lobdell
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Absolutely stiking composition, Tom! Your layered effects are just superb and I love the motion look - like its steaming out of the past! Congratulations on this POTD!

12/8/2005 6:24:24 AM

Katleen R. Struckle
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I love the strining composition. Awesome effects. Love this. Congrats on POTD!!

12/8/2005 6:29:00 AM

Lezmes Valdez
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Great effects, you could make it a little more fuzzy below the three big wheels in the front.

12/8/2005 7:17:34 AM

Tom J. Hughes
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thanks everyone.

This was truely a surprise to get "POTD"

I have to be honest with you all. At first I had no idea what "POTD" was.

I had to look it up to find out what it was all about. Jut a dumb old former football player who now is into art and photography. Who would have every espected that from me!

You should have seen the orginal picture. I may do a "before and after image" amd put it out on Better Photl

Believe me this enhance image is much nicer that the orginal.

I was trying to see if I could master and enhance this image with Photoshop.

It was a lot of trial and error with layers. Cut parts out work in them and paste the layers back on top.

Again, thanks for you nice comments.

12/8/2005 7:26:13 AM

Denise Denomy
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Beautiful, Tom! Great effects!

12/8/2005 7:34:28 AM

PiperAnne L. Worcester
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Great job with photoshop. Congrats on the POTD!

12/8/2005 7:42:50 AM

Mary N C. Taitt
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Congratulations on your photoshop work, very nice POTD! Mary :-)

12/8/2005 8:15:17 AM

Ron Minler

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Beautifulo Tom. Perhaps maybe blur the rails under the wheels and remove the block on the rail behind the front driving wheel.

12/8/2005 8:41:50 AM

Jacqueline C. Harmon
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wow great effects....congrats on your potd!

12/8/2005 8:53:44 AM

Claudette Foote
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Congratulations on your POTD.

12/8/2005 12:00:36 PM

Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, Tom!!

12/8/2005 12:18:20 PM

Lori L. Thomas
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Just beautiful, I rarely comment on the PoD but this is outstanding!!! Just job and so fun for Christmas.

12/8/2005 2:05:34 PM

Mary  Clarke
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Many congratulations on POTD Tom - fantastic image

12/8/2005 2:20:19 PM

Gale Z. Miko

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Tom, congratulations on the PODT.This is my first comment on someones photo, quite deserving of some praise!! Keep up the great work!

12/8/2005 5:26:33 PM

Sinziana I. Ene
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great effects an colours!
well done !
you're a PRO!

12/9/2005 1:50:21 AM

Luhut Napitupulu

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Great effect and colour! Congratulations on your POD, Tom!

12/9/2005 7:32:45 AM

Lori Carlson
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Wonderful work Tom!!! Big Congrats to you!! :0)

12/10/2005 8:26:07 PM

Karen A. Nelson
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I am wondering if this picture has fake motion. The bluring may have been done in photoshop. The train . .wheels are not turning. Karen

5/20/2009 9:00:21 AM

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