Sometimes when I am out and about I’ll take a picture knowing that for most photographers it would be a throwaway. For me, it’s just a challenge for Photoshop.
Recently I was at the historic Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego taking train pictures and videos. It was dusk but I refused to go home because I was waiting on the northbound BNSF freight train that leaves San Diego once the last Amtrak southbound from Los Angeles arrives. That’s usually around 8:00 p.m. During the summer, it’s no problem because daylight lasts until 9:30 p.m. During the winter, different story.
I got my BNSF freight train video but it needs some editing work in Corel VideoStudio Pro X6. Either that or a return trip to the Depot during the summer now that I know exactly what time that northbound freight goes through.
As I was waiting on the freight train, though, I was snapping pictures here, there, and everywhere, of anything and everything. Following is a woman out on her evening jog. I loved her pink shoes.
After taking a picture of her, I saw a plane fly through. That interested me, so I attempted to get a picture with a plane in it. It took a little while because you never know when a plane is going to arrive. I succeeded, though:
Now all I would need is a car, and I would have “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”! (Smile if you know what I’m referring to.)
The original pictures are very dark, so first I brightened them in Photoshop.
After looking at both pictures and seeing how similar they were, I wondered if I could merge them to get the person and plane both in the same picture.
I thought merging would be easier than lifting the plane out of its picture and placing it in the other picture.
Well, look what happened when I had Photoshop merge the two pictures:
I wasn’t really surprised to see the plane disappear since it wasn’t in both pictures, but I definitely was surprised to see what else disappeared. Maybe she’s now running the half marathon?
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