Week 2 of the Sept One Four Challenge (click here if you are new to the concept)
I took the BW from last week, added a sepia tone via Nik Silver Efex and a couple of textural overlays to add interest and contribute to a more vintage feel 🙂
A few people commented about the lack of contrast or DOF with the background, there is some improvement that could be made with the contrast and tone in this image, the DOF was due to the way I shot the image – ie I wanted all of the engine in focus and because the hedge was quite close behind it, that is in focus too.
However I am going to trial Topaz ReMask over the next week and see what kind of job it does selecting the train and the steam, and see if I can isolate the background more. They were good valid points, I am not sure if my skills are up to the task but it is another learning opportunity 🙂
Like It? Don’t Like It? Got some useful tips to share?
All comments and feedback welcome.