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The Las Vegas Monorails are probably the slowest moving trains I have ever seen. Slow moving trains are lot more easily captured than fast moving ones. Its slow speed adds to a photographer’s advantage. So, to present a train or any thing moving in high speed first it is important to get the picture details perfect while qliking and then use photo editing software like photoshop to create the right impact. In this picture the color of the train plays a major roll in highlighting it from rest of the objects involved.

Since in this picture we are emphasizing on the speed of the train it is important to highlight the train and blur the rest of the picture. So, to do this first the train is selected using the Polygonal Lasso Tool. It is then copied and pasted on a new file. Next we go back to the original picture and use the Blur>Motion Blur option at 10degrees angle and 75 pixels distance. This blurs the entire picture including the train. Now the copied train from the new file is dragged and dropped on to the original picture to create a new layer. Adjusting the train slightly away from its original position will create a speedy effect. The Strong Contrast option from the Curves present is used for the final touch up.

Qlikd on: 29th March 2009
Qlikd with: Canon S5IS
Photoshopped: Yes

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