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Offline bobbystahr

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #75 on: April 15, 2018, 10:50:33 PM »
Wow, finding myself more gobsmacked with every iteration...keep em comin '
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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #76 on: April 15, 2018, 11:54:49 PM »
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Enjoy this one, horses for helpers! Often assisted by mules around here.
http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16797coll28/id/304/rec/48

This is great, thanks for the link. Love the band!

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Wow, finding myself more gobsmacked with every iteration...keep em comin '

Thanks, Bobby. Appreciate the encouragement.

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #77 on: April 16, 2018, 12:13:10 AM »

Sweet progress. Feels kinda like a miniature in this state :)

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #78 on: April 16, 2018, 12:40:36 AM »

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #79 on: April 16, 2018, 02:02:22 AM »
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Sweet progress. Feels kinda like a miniature in this state :)

Thanks, Kadri. Your comment is interesting because this is the first rendering I've done in this series with depth of field enabled, 50mm lens at f/8. The effect is subtle but might be contributing to the sense that it's a miniature. Probably should go with f/11 or f/16, which would be more appropriate for daylight photography.

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Your replica shown just upstream of the other one ....

Hey, Luvs, if I understand you then this is a different sort of vessel. Packet boats were early to mid-19th century, I think. The lakeboat in my scene is based on larger boats that were common from 1880 to 1915 or so:

http://photo.libraryweb.org/rochimag/rmsc/scm08/scm08946.jpg

Your packet boat photo is pretty cool though interesting that they tried running a steam engine on it. A packet is definitely on my to-do list for the next scene, which will be set much earlier than this one.
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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #80 on: April 16, 2018, 04:10:49 PM »
Thanks for looking at those. I just thought the Indiana packet boat hull looked similar to your model. I think reference date is 1872, so it is an older version. Your newer reference is certainly more modern and a very well done replica.

I thought like smaller fishing craft, maybe they came in sizes, like 10, 12, and 14 footers, haha. When does a boat graduate to a ship anyway? another haha.

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #81 on: April 16, 2018, 07:44:36 PM »
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Thanks for looking at those. I just thought the Indiana packet boat hull looked similar to your model. I think reference date is 1872, so it is an older version. Your newer reference is certainly more modern and a very well done replica.

And thank you for the links. There definitely is a resemblance. So far I've learned the differences between packets, lakers, scows and tugs . . . but I'm sure there were others. Canal boat building must have been a big industry back then.

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #82 on: April 17, 2018, 01:51:53 AM »
... Your comment is interesting because this is the first rendering I've done in this series with depth of field enabled, 50mm lens at f/8. The effect is subtle but might be contributing to the sense that it's a miniature.
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I wasn't aware of the DOF. Could be yes.

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #83 on: April 19, 2018, 07:28:43 PM »
Little more detail on the laker.

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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #84 on: April 19, 2018, 08:01:12 PM »
Coming nicely together. Good job!!
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Re: 15 miles on the Erie Canal
« Reply #85 on: April 19, 2018, 08:41:53 PM »
Impressive! You are doing great! I guess you know if you use the slider on the grayish slider for image textures you can darken or lighten image textures. Sometimes even a pale undercoat of a hue there does magic too.

 

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