We will really have to go somewhere else in New Jersey soon, because I keep showing you images from our wonderful trip to Allaire State Park (if you click on that link, you’ll see all my posts on Allaire). There is a fun train ride called the Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire, and I had fun using the Live Trace tool in Illustrator to come up with the above image. I used Photoshop to get the train conductor’s face to look not posterized, by putting the photo under the Live Trace image and erasing the Live Trace layer on his face.
Another version: this one shows more color and detail, especially of the foliage behind the train.
And here’s the caboose at the train’s end, turning the corner.
41 thoughts on “Red Train of Allaire”
Love the processing Leora!
What a great ruby too!
My nephew (21) loved trains growing up and still does. He just recently proposed to his girlfriend on a train ride when they got to the top of the mountain.
Neat post, Leora! Live Trace must be something in Photoshop that’s not in Photoshop Elements 6. I LIKE it. 😉
It is similar to poster effect in Photoshop, but I find one has more control with the live trace tool in Illustrator.
A caboose is a classic in its easily identifiable red. I like the artistic view of the trees in the first one, and the second one is naturally good looking. I like old trains, and try to imagine what an impact they made in the day. It’s hard for the modern mind to discern 25 MPH as being blindingly fast today, although it was back then…
WONDERFUL series of RUBY train photos 😉
I’ll have to check out this Photoshop feature! Thanks for the tip.
Hugs and blessings,
That looks so fantastic! I haven’t seen a working train like this for so long..
I like trains…Happy Ruby Tuesday.
Oh how lovely is that red train..
great entry for RT. my hubby and son are train enthusiast and we like so much your pictures
That is a nice pretty train, Leora. And RED to boot! I might have to come to N.J. to ride it. We had trains in some of our state parks. Gradually they are all closing, some parks even. Gov bush before he left to be president lowered business taxes and for upper classes so much we are in a big hole now.
And who wants to raise taxes? Really that wouldn’t be raising them, it would be restoring some clearly thought out revenue planning.
Oh well, Happy RT!
It is a great picture – I like the stylizing you made. I’ll show it to my 5 years old in the morning – he is obsessed with trains.
Gorgeous train pictures. I like the way the conductor is alive midst in cartoon like surroundings.
And the water tank; I’ve only seen them in Donald Duck or western movies.
Fun, fun, fun! Love the red train. Great shots.
My two year old son is crazy about plains, ships, and trains.. Love your entry!
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i love the last photo—so romantic!
One of my son’s favorite thing.. train!
I would like to share our Mellow weekend
Allaire certainly seems very interesting. Nice effect in your first shot.
Fun train, my kids would love to go for a ride. Nice touch removing the effect from the conductor’s face.
Hi Leora. Love the work you put into this photograph and the caboose is the best. I think when it comes to trains, we all remain kids.
oh, i would love to take a ride on this choo choo train!!
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That was impressive how you removed the posterizing effect from the conductor’s face. I’m not technical like that.
Nice ruby captures. I laughed when I read your first sentence. I often get several blog posts out of one trip somewhere. 😉
I got 3 posts out of last Saturday’s ride to Hartford.
Have a fun Ruby Tuesday, Leora.
This is weird…just as I was commenting the Waterbury to Bridgeport train started to come by (about 1 1/2 miles away)
Choooo! chooo! Audio with the visual.
Love those red Cabooses. Happy RT
when I see a shot like this I renew my desire to learn PhotoShop
the result is so cool!!
Leora, I love the posterizing effect and that you erased the conductor’s face! Good job! I don’t know how to do that! Love the RED caboose! Happy RT! 🙂
Layers. You keep the original photo under your posterized photo. You use the eraser tool and paint on the conductor’s face. The layer underneath then shows, just where there is a face.
Nice red train. And your helpful photoshop hints are good, too.
Fascinating train shots! There is a real romance about these vintage trains!
So nice! I’ve always a big fan of cabooses… or is it cabeese?
Happy Ruby Tuesday!
that beats thomas 🙂 great photos!
u may view mine if u have time
I love the last shot of the caboose! And your clever posterizing too. Always fun to see where you’ve visited.
Wonderful capture! The train looks so bright and cheerful. The caboose shot is very nice.
What great RT photos, Leora! I love the happy feeling I get from viewing them, and love that red caboose. I’m a caboose fan, love them in all forms and colors.
This is posted in the wrong post. Sorry. LOL
I love Little Bear, as you know. Stone Soup is a favorite of mine, and my daughter loved it too, and is now reading it to Emily. She is also reading Little Bear’s Friend…her name is Emily.
Hi Leora, I love these RT shots!
This is my first time here, but I’m going back to see the other shots, as that park looks like a fab place, so old-fashioned I just love it.
Sorry, forgot to put in website, here it is.
Love that train in Allaire. My son convinced me to climb up and ride with him by the top windows in the caboose- totally worth it. My other son was amazed by how much it all looks like Thomas and his Friends, including the rusty old Diesel.
Thanks for the memories.
You are good at some of these editing tricks. I have to try some….
That must be very interesting, historical place !!!! Nice little train and that Halloween creature was great too !!!!
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