Category: Photography and Lighting

East Rail Imagery

Many years ago I took a shot looking down the canal of my old East Rail layout. It was always one of my favorites. I’ve learned a lot in the years since and decided to go back and apply some updated photo editing to it. In the image above I’ve inserted a better/higher contrast sky,…

Passing Antillean Marine

Having just crossed over North River Drive the local passes Antillean Marine. Having completed the Sungas scene, I’m going to take a break from major construction projects for awhile and double back and spend some time photographing the layout. I’m finding each shot is different in terms of whether my Canon Rebel SLR or the…

2am, August 24, 1943. First Avenue. Brooklyn, NY. Shot with an iPhone 6sPlus under halogen track lighting. Edited with Helicon Focus and Adobe PSE.

How To Create an Image

A naval warship temporarily berths on the Brooklyn waterfront at the height of World War 2. The image was shot using an iPhone and edited with Helicon Focus, Adobe Elements, and Corel Knockout 2. Our hobby is a visual one. It’s hard to overemphasize the power the camera lens gives us in terms of allowing…

Shoving Up First Avenue

Shoving a car eastward up First Avenue ca. 1943 on my N scale Brooklyn Terminal layout.