Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More of Don Ulmer's Masterpieces for Model Railroading

Wednesday, February 19,2014
                       (Cloudy and Mild)


More of Don Ulmer's Masterpieces 
for Model Railroading

    A few days ago, I introduced everyone to Mr. Don Ulmer. He crafts unique scenes for On30 model railroading. He prefers to make and design his own scenes rather than have people ask for the "same, same".  For today, I decided to use a photo-editing software to embellish his excellent work, and create some night scenes. I felt that a night scene would be more dramatic that a daylight scene. Don gave me the OK, and I proceeded. If you prefer to see his photos on ebay, just click on the link below his name.






Don makes both unique truck items or scenes with several items in them








I got lots of enjoyment  from enhancing Don's images.  I shoe twilight and evening modifications, because that's what I feel is most exciting about model railroads. That is to say, seeing the trains in an unlit room with light solely fem the train and the miniature world lighting on the large beds that the train rest on.





Are these fantastic or what?

I adjusted the images for this last scene for sunlight with clouds. I don't think this man would be selling his produce at night!









I hope you enjoyed Don;s fine art work on these items, as well as my lighting modifications . I know I veered outside my "old and antique" realm of writing, but in this case, I couldn't resist!

Thanks for dropping by,
and have a great part of the day or night,
wherever you may be.
Stacey
Please feel free to write to me anytime at:
toysearcher@gmail.com


5 comments:

Bob Walden said...

Think I bought a car from Big Ed back in the 60's!

Bob Walden said...

Looks like a little HDR? Nice look.

toysearcher said...

Hi Bob,

Not HDR - I never found HRD to work like I'd wanted it to.
I used highlight/shadows to reduce the highlights, then underexposed, then dodge.
When I dodge, I dodge at a low percentage. It's easier to dodge 3 times x 15% than to try one dodge at 45% and then see that it's too much.

Thanks for commenting,
Stacey
Blogger author

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey,

Mr. Ulmer's work is beautiful, but I might make the observation that the poor 1934 Ford worktruck of the D & R GW is going to need repair, after hauling what looks like four fifteen foot section of rail and three car wheels, as well as barrels and a pile of track ties. The load would be well over three tons. If the truck is that "Ford tough" I want one for myself.

Allways enjoy your work.

toysearcher said...

Hi Anonymous,

I had the same idea while I was looking at this toy, and was amused myself. Of course, artists have what is called "poetic license", and I would like to see more of this style in his work.

Thanks for writing,
Stacey
Author of this blog