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The Caboose Photo Contest Finalist
The Caboose
The Caboose
Nikon D1X. Effects added in Corel Photo-paint.
© Heather K. McFarland
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3/3/2002 10:39:47 PM

Heather K. McFarland
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Thank you for your comment Ronnie!

This is an old caboose at a local park that sits on a piece of track along with this light. It doesn't go anywhere and is just on display, so I thought I would give it some motion.

Basically I just made the train into one object and the light pole into another using various masking tools.

Once I had my train object, I duplicated it and motion blurred the train object on the lower level. Combined the train object with the object tranparency merge tool.

Then taking the light pole object, I duplicated it several times. Used the 3D mesh warp tool to shape each one as if the train had bent the pole when it flew by. Progressivly added blur and decreased the opacity of each pole from front to back. I also blurred the sky from the original image.

It was a fun colorful project to do!


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3/3/2002 10:50:14 PM

Ronnie Smith  

thanks for your explanation of this shot,but ya lost me LOL,i dont have any fancy software tools,but I do have software that came with my camera,olympus D-1oo,I did a pic today called DOG IN CAR.please let me know if ya like it oh ya,this is another kool contest site, check it out ,you will lov it.

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3/3/2002 11:03:56 PM

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